Aga Khan Academies
In 2000, His Highness the Aga Khan initiated a programme for the establishment of an integrated network of schools, called Aga Khan Academies, dedicated to expanding access to education of an international standard of excellence. The Academies, which educate young men and women from pre-primary through higher secondary education, are planned for key locations in Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East. The first Aga Khan Academy opened in Mombasa, Kenya in August 2003. The second, in Hyderabad, India, began operating in 2011, and the third Aga Khan Academy opened in Maputo, Mozambique in 2013. More
Areas of Activity
The Aga Khan Academies is constructing 18 residential campuses in Africa, the Middle East and Asia that will feature a rigorous and locally relevant curriculum based on the International Baccalaureate.
Over 2 million students benefit from AKDN education programmes annually. Programmes range from early childhood development to primary and secondary schools, from vocational studies to university degrees.
Each Academy has a Professional Development Centre that extends modern teaching methods to government and other schools. These Centres improve the learning environment for 30,000 students.