FEATURE STORY Bringing international perspectives to the Academies
“I’ve found amazing friends who have shared their culture with me, brought me into their homes, and made me realise that we are more alike than different,” says Aga Khan Academy Fellow Samantha Caras (third from left). A university graduate from the United States, Samantha joined the Aga Khan Academies on a two-year fellowship with the aim of exploring new cultures. She and other Academy Fellows have brought diverse perspectives and skills from across the world to both Hyderabad and Mombasa. In turn, the Fellows have had rich and meaningful experiences that have shaped their career paths and their worldviews. More about the Academy Fellows programme
ALUMNI SPOTLIGHT From Mombasa to Rio 2016 Aga Khan Academy graduate Joshua Tibatemwa (right) swam for Uganda in the 2016 Rio Olympic Games. He credits the Academy with growing him not just academically but "as a person.” He plans to return to Uganda, saying, “If I want things back home to change, I have to work to be the change.” More about Joshua
STUDENT REFLECTION Voices for Change "Voices for Change is a group of close-knit individuals who are determined to use music to make the world a better place," says Inaara Gangji, a student at the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa. The choir not only brings joy through their music but also improves people's lives through social service in the community. Read more
KITE 2017 flies to new heights
Approximately 15,000 visitors and 4,000 government school children experienced kite flying at the Academy in Hyderabad during KITE 2017, the Telangana International Kite Festival.
Service and stewardship in action
First-year Diploma Programme students at AKA Hyderabad reflect on their experience of helping in government hostels, a home for the hearing impaired, an organic farm and elderly care centres as part of their service activities.
The Aga Khan Academies are an integrated network of day and residential schools dedicated to expanding access to education of an international standard of excellence. Girls and boys, from diverse religious, ethnic and geographical backgrounds, including financial ability, are benefiting from a rigorous academic and leadership experience at the Academies in Mombasa, Kenya, Hyderabad, India and Maputo, Mozambique, and will become part of a learning community of 14,000 students and 2,000 teachers across 14 countries.
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