If education is considered one of the core components of lasting development, it follows that the quality of that education would be a major determinant of success. For this reason, the international network of Aga Khan Academies now being built in Africa, South and Central Asia, and the Middle East offers girls and boys from all backgrounds an international standard of education from pre-primary to upper secondary levels with a rigorous academic and leadership experience.
At the same time, each Academy is committed to the professional growth of teachers and school leaders – not only at the Academy, but also in neighbouring government, private and not-for-profi t schools. The objective of this programme is to set a high standard of instruction at the Academy while also deepening the pool of well-trained teachers and school leaders regionally. By doing so, it aspires to enhance the quality of education in the region, raise the status of teachers and improve the conditions for more and more talented people to be drawn to the profession.