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  • The Aga Khan School, Osh, Kyrgyz Republic.
    AKDN / Mikhail Romanyuk
Innovative education for economies in transition
The Aga Khan School in Osh

Established in 2002, the Aga Khan School in Osh is part of a network of over 250 schools managed by the Aga Khan Education Services (AKES) in East Africa, South Asia and Central Asia. It provides close to 500 students with quality learning experiences in an environment which values diversity and responds creatively to the educational needs of children. Each year the School presents several scholarships and needs-based discounts to students from different districts of Osh Oblast to pursue a high quality education. For the past decade, the Aga Khan School has become an integral part of the Osh City community offering innovative education approaches to both students and teachers. The school encourages students to master multiple languages, promotes the use of communication and information technology, as well as nurtures the love of sciences by conducting annual science fairs. It challenges the students to be intellectually inquisitive and socially conscious, preparing them to become confident leaders so they may contribute their knowledge to the development of their country. Since the first graduating class in 2007, all 246 graduates have continued their education at local and international universities. In keeping with its mission of promoting quality education, the Aga Khan School has become the first school to be awarded a licence from the Ministry of Education to offer certified professional development programmes to government school teachers. The programmes are expected to impact over 3,000 students. Developed in collaboration with the Osh Institute for Teachers Professional Development, these programmes highlight subjects such as the sciences, information technology, languages and critical thinking skills and have become models of best practice in Osh Oblast.