The enrichment programmes offered by the Aga Khan Academies enable students to realise their potential in a variety of settings beyond the classroom. Students develop self-awareness and understanding of school and community needs, and learn how to apply their skills to make a positive impact on their community.
Enrichment programmes are clustered into three main streams, each with a different focus and experiential learning opportunity.
The Academies encourage students to become aware of the needs of both people and civil society institutions through involvement in service and other civic activities.
By collaborating with community groups on sustainable projects, students gain an appreciation for human rights and dignity, and an understanding of how their actions impact the world around them. The Aga Khan Academies also work in close partnership with other Aga Khan Development Network institutions to provide service and internship opportunities for students within real-world development contexts.
Creative expression, whether through visual or performing arts, engages students to think creatively and express their identities and thoughts aesthetically. Through theatre, art, music and drama, students learn to work together and infuse their projects with the values and lessons from other parts of their schooling.
Through physical sport – both competitive and non-competitive – students are challenged in their physical growth and learn values such as good sportsmanship, teamwork and ethical behaviour. They are encouraged to extend themselves by trying different activities and working with teammates to pass on their knowledge.
In line with developing the student as a whole, a healthy lifestyle complements and enhances academic achievement.