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  • Students of the Aga Khan Foundation's Madrasa programme sing a traditional Kiswahili song for His Highness the Aga Khan.
    AKDN / Aziz Islamshah
Aga Khan Foundation celebrates twenty-five Years of the Madrasa Programme, Mombasa Kenya

Mombasa, Kenya, 14 August 2007 - 25th anniversary of the Madrasa Early Childhood Development Programme celebrated in the presence of His Highness the Aga Khan, founder and Chairman of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) and Chief Guest Kenya’s Minister for Science and Technology, Hon. Dr. Noah Wekesa.

The Madrasa Programme was launched a quarter of a century ago at the request of East Africa’s Muslim leaders who wanted to improve the overall educational achievement of their children while at the same time promoting a secular, integrated curriculum based on the universal ethics and values of Islam and local cultural traditions.