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Children dare to dream big

The aim of the Aga Khan Academies is to develop future leaders with the skills and knowledge to support positive development in their societies. The Academies achieve this by recruiting exceptional young people from a diverse range of economic, cultural, ethnic and religious backgrounds and providing them with the highest international standard of education.

The overall educational programme is designed to foster students’ curiosity while providing them with the skills and intellectual confidence to engage with what they do not know and find answers and solutions.

While the Academies strive to give their students a sound academic foundation, emphasis is also placed on instilling in students a sense of civic responsibility and the desire, ability and commitment to give back to their communities locally and globally. Success is not measured only by academic achievement, but by how students apply what they know to make the world a better place.

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.

Watch this short video Children dare to dream big (courtesy of Agence Française de Développement) to see what students and teachers in Maputo have to say about their Academy experience.