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23 September 2020
Distance learning Programme
During the past 6 months, when schools have been closed due to the Coronavirus, the Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan initiated various programmes to help our students keep up with their schoolwork.
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31 August 2020
Face Masks for humanity – an initiative of Aga Khan Preschools (video)
5,000 face masks in less than two weeks, that’s what volunteers from the Aga Khan Preschools in India sewed and delivered to underprivileged people in their neighbourhood villages.
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31 August 2020
Digital Learning Programme in Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral
Since March 2020, when schools shut down because of the COVID-19 pandemic, the Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan has been carrying out various remote learning programmes to ensure that our students are able to continue their education from their homes.
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31 August 2020
Mandela Day – Drawing inspiration from Nelson Mandela
“I don’t have much experience of speaking in front of a camera and preparing for an online competition was really tough. I’m sure it was also difficult for the organizers to put together the event. But Online Elocution was such a great learning experience for me. During this crucial year of my life, while sitting at home in this time of distress, this competition really boosted my self-confidence,” shared Iqra Khoja, a grade 10 student, winner from the Aga Khan School, Mundra.
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24 August 2020
One step at a time
Teachers at Aga Khan Nursery School Mombasa make sure nobody is left behind, even in online classes.
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24 August 2020
Aga Khan Lycee Reopening: Learn and Keep Safe!
Reopening schools after a lockdown requires many considerations and care to be taken around every single individual working and studying in the school. It should also promote public health, if done well.
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20 August 2020
Home-based Extra-Curricular Activities at the Aga Khan School, Dhaka
Never before has the emotional and physical wellness of students been more important than it is now. The Aga Khan School, Dhaka has developed a model of Home-based Extra-Curricular Activities (ECA) during this COVID-19 pandemic, for students of grade 6 to grade 12. The aim is to support their wellbeing.
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14 August 2020
The Aga Khan School, Dhaka Celebrates Graduation Virtually
The Graduation Ceremony of The Aga Khan School, Dhaka, for the Academic Year 2019-20, was held on Saturday, 8th August 2020.
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13 August 2020
From "Classroom to cloud" at Aga Khan High School Mombasa (a parent's personal experience)
When schools closed in the Republic of Kenya in mid-March 2020 little did we know that this would usher in a new way of life - we are still waiting for an opportunity to go back to normal.
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07 August 2020
Through a child’s eyes
When schools first shut down in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, in the wake of the Coronavirus pandemic, it was announced that they would be closed for 3 days only.
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07 August 2020
Cultural Diversity Day Celebration
Every year the Aga Khan Nursery School, Mombasa (AKNSM) celebrates World Cultural Diversity Day with children, teachers and staff coming to school in their national dress, and bringing artefacts and food to share.
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24 July 2020
Wellbeing and family bonding makes for happy living
More than ever the teachers, parents and students of Aga Khan Education Service, India (AKES,I) are revelling in feelings of wellbeing and positivity. Why? The answer lies in a simple but creative combination of dads, kids and yoga; and all as a result of the pandemic lockdown.
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24 July 2020
Face Masks for humanity – an initiative of Aga Khan Preschools
With the interest of the community in mind, Aga Khan Preschools (AKP) resolved to contribute, by making face masks available to people in the villages, especially to the underprivileged population in the areas in which they operated.
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24 July 2020
100 days of lockdown at AKES, India
The pandemic, Covid-19, struck the world, forcing several countries into a nationwide lockdown and shutting schools. Students and parents were left confused and anxious. Under these difficult circumstances, Aga Khan Education Service India (AKES,I) converted ‘lockdown’ into an opportunity so that the dreams and aspirations of students do not get locked-down too and education continued.
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26 June 2020
Early Childhood Teachers in Khorog support parents in home-based learning during lockdown
The realities of the COVID-19 pandemic have led to school closures across Tajikistan, but Early Childhood Development (ECD) teachers at AKES in Khorog are not giving up.
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26 June 2020
Young Students “learning from home”
How do nursery school classes happen at home?
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25 June 2020
Pancakes for patients
“I have grown up in a family with a strong spirit of volunteerism which I have “inherited” from my parents."
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25 June 2020
Creativity Ignited through Community Service
Creativity encourages self-expression and authenticity.
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23 June 2020
Environment Week at AKES India
‘One of the first conditions of happiness is that the link between Man and Nature shall not be broken’ - Leo Tolstoy
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22 June 2020
Celebrating World Environment Day Virtually
Every year Aga Khan Nursery School, Mombasa (AKNSM) celebrates World Environmental Day by creating awareness in the children about how our environment is important to our wellbeing.
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09 June 2020
Teachers Continue to Inspire and Nurture Young Minds in Unprecedented Times
As keyworkers – along with many others – teachers have demonstrated how vital their roles are in the functioning of a robust society.
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04 June 2020
Cooperation delivers results – a tribute to teachers
Like many, many other schools, the AKES Senior Academy in Nairobi switched to virtual learning following the outbreak of Covid-19, with little idea how it would turn out.
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03 June 2020
A new way of learning
It is a bit unusual for parents to proudly tell the teacher that their kids are glued to the television first thing in the morning. But when classrooms move to the TV screen, it is a great thing for a teacher to hear.
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01 June 2020
A glimpse into one schools virtual learning journey
Covid-19 has impacted all of us in different ways
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29 May 2020
Looking after each other - Aga Khan School, India style
Ask anyone from pre-schoolers to university graduates, office workers to musicians, what they miss during the restrictions imposed by COVID-19, and most will tell you it’s human contact.
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28 May 2020
“Mom’s are like buttons – they hold everything together”
Mother’s day is celebrated around the world to honor motherhood and the value mothers add to our everyday lives
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26 May 2020
Mzizima Students Represent Tanzania on a Global Debating Stage
For the third consecutive year, students from the Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary School (AKMSS) will be representing Tanzania in the World Schools Debating Championships
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25 May 2020
Home is where our story begins
Dealing with Zoom meetings and a workflow thrown into disarray can be difficult.
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19 May 2020
Navigating the World of Virtual Learning in Lockdown
UNESCO has reported that currently more than1.2 billion children in 186 countries have been affected by school closures due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
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18 May 2020
A Cultural Gateway: Celebrating International Mother Tongue Day
“If you talk to a man in a language he understands, that goes to his head. If you talk to him in his own language, that goes to his heart.” Nelson Mandela
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18 May 2020
Teaching amid the COVID-19 pandemic
2020 has brought drastic changes to the education system not only in Kyrgyzstan, but in schools all over the world
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14 May 2020
Remote learning Afghan style
The Aga Khan Education Service, Afghanistan plays a key role in supporting and supplementing government education
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14 May 2020
Parents commend online classes
More than a month after the COVID-19 pandemic forced unexpected shutdowns of schools around the world, parents from the Aga Khan School, Dhaka (AKSD) remain grateful to the teachers who have made the transition to online school a smooth one
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12 May 2020
Mangrove Planting Day
The sun shone brightly on the morning of February 29th 2020 at a place called Tudor Creek. It was here the staff of the Aga Khan Nursery School Mombasa in Kenya, took action to protect their environment
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11 May 2020
Far away but right there
On March 26 the Government of Bangladesh announced a shutdown of all schools across the country to combat Covid-19. Like teachers around the world, who are missing being physically present in the classroom with their students, Anjuman Ara and her colleagues at the Aga Khan School, Dhaka have no choice but to embrace virtual classrooms.
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30 April 2020
Equality begins at home
Not too long ago when people could still gather in person, India celebrated Women’s Day.
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28 April 2020
Empowering Educators - Teachers in Central Asia and the United Kingdom Collaborate
In the face of COVID-19, new tools and pedagogical approaches -- in mathematics and science, for example -- have been important parts of translating lessons into learning that can happen at home
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25 April 2020
AKDN COVID-19 FAQs & Guidance on masks
For use by AKDN Agencies to address questions about the management of COVID-19 & Guidance on the use of non-medical masks and/or cloth face coverings.
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24 April 2020
So little time, so much to read
Sultana Jabeen, an English language teacher at the Aga Khan School, Murtaza Abad in Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan, says she is now used to getting calls from students who have finished reading their allotted books before the week is up and are eager for new reading material.
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20 April 2020
Distance Learning for Pre-Schoolers
It was a bright sunny Friday morning.
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17 April 2020
Health at Aga Khan Lycée, Khorog
The world has changed. In most countries the COVID-19 pandemic has forced education systems to transition to online learning. Tajikistan is different.
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10 April 2020
Born to heal
When you are “eager” to return to work in a hospital during a pandemic, it might be safe to say that you have found your calling.
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02 April 2020
Fine Arts Education at Aga Khan Lycée in Tajikistan
At Aga Khan Lycée (AKL) in Khorog, Tajikistan, opportunities for fine arts education provide students with much more than beautiful pictures to hang on the fridge.
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02 April 2020
AKDN Special Bulletin: COVID-19
COVID-19 is a new virus that spreads through drops of saliva from the mouth or droplets from the nose when an infected person coughs or sneezes. COVID-19 is not "just" the flu. It is much more contagious and can spread rapidly through our communities.
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27 March 2020
Kyrgyz Folklore and History and Crafts come together
Gulayim Kozueva, a Kyrgyz language teacher at the Aga Khan School, Osh (AKSO), enjoys sharing her passion for Kyrgyz history and folklore with students during her after-school crafts club.
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22 March 2020
Paving the Way to a Brighter Future: The First Female IELTS Teacher at AKES Afghanistan
Referred to as the language of opportunities, English is one of the most widely spoken languages in the world.
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16 March 2020
Grammar Fest at Aga Khan School, Mundra
“English will enable graduates to participate fully on an international stage, while mother-tongue instruction will allow students to access the wisdom of their own cultures.” – His Highness the Aga Khan
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13 March 2020
The joy of sharing stories
“Storytelling is what connects us to our humanity,” says director, actor and educator Jon Ferreira.
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13 March 2020
Aga Khan School, Sidhpur recognized as an ‘Emerging High Potential School’
"An education must equip students with the tools that enable them to adapt and thrive, in a world characterised by change." - His Highness the Aga Khan
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12 March 2020
Climate Emergency - Wake Up Call!
“Climate change is a major threat to much of the developing world, and it needs to be looked at with great care” – His Highness The Aga Khan
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09 March 2020
Spreading the sweetness of Hunza honey
Nausheen Barkat has a mission in life: to take organic products from her hometown in Hunza, Gilgit-Baltistan, Pakistan to the world.
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03 March 2020
Opening the Way for Students to go to University
Celebrating the Successful Completion of the First IELTS Preparation Course
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03 March 2020
Dar-Open Debate Champs: “Opportunities don’t happen. You create them.”
Walt Disney, one of the pioneers of the American animation industry once said ‘If you can dream it, you can do it’.
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03 March 2020
The Aga Khan School, Dhaka Interschool Debate Festival (AIDF-2020)
The Aga Khan School, Dhaka strives not only to provide students with a stimulating learning environment, but also give them multiple platforms on which to display their talents and develop as rounded individuals.
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02 March 2020
Business modeling at Aga Khan Lycée, Khorog, Tajikistan
Students who learn to plan and manage their finances, often become adults who are better equipped to live independently” said Mekhrona Akimbekova, a grade 10 student and the Head of the Economics Unit of the Aga Khan Lycée’s Students Council in Khorog, Tajikistan.
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29 February 2020
Students from rural Gujarat make friends from around the world
“Diversity is not a reason to put up walls, but rather to open windows. It is not a burden, it is a blessing" - His Highness the Aga Khan.
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19 February 2020
Education is a Power for Improving the Quality of Life
Nasrullah’s story: reflections of a father how education can improve quality of life.
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13 February 2020
World Read Aloud Day finds its way to Afghanistan
Students and teachers at Aga Khan Education Services Afghanistan (AKES,A) joined millions of people around the globe to remember World Read Aloud Day.
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13 February 2020
World Read Aloud Day: A solitary activity, enjoyed with friends
Shifa Imran of Aga Khan School, Garden had always been fond of reading in seclusion, that is, she says, till the World Read Aloud Day was celebrated at their school on February 5.
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12 February 2020
World Read Aloud Day 2020 : Every book you've ever read is just a combination of 26 letters!
Reading aloud, even for adults, is a fun, easy way to connect people, while at the same time improving listening skills and vocabulary.
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12 February 2020
Learning about climate change the fun way
We know science influences all areas of our everyday life.
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12 February 2020
World Read Aloud Day 2020 : Every book you've ever read is just a combination of 26 letters!
Reading aloud, even for adults, is a fun, easy way to connect people, while at the same time improving listening skills and vocabulary.
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11 February 2020
Awards for being the very best!
The best in Bangladesh! Nine talented and hardworking students from the Aga Khan School Dhaka were recognised by the world renowned Cambridge Assessment International Education organization with highly prestigious Outstanding Cambridge Awards.
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30 January 2020
Aga Khan Education Service’s ECD teacher awarded “Best Pre-School Teacher of Tajikistan-2019”
The “Best pre-school teacher of Tajikistan-2019” is Angoma Atomamadova, an Early Childhood Development (ECD) teacher from Aga Khan Education Service, Khorog Park Early Childhood Development Centre.
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30 January 2020
Making a difference where it matters!
“… We sometimes give too little attention to the schools which prepare young children for life itself - in all of its holistic dimensions. And yet the evidence accumulates steadily showing that an investment made in the earliest, pre-school years can bring enormous dividends as a child proceeds from one level of education to another.” – His Highness, The Aga Khan IV
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24 January 2020
Aga Khan High School, Kampala National Winner of the “Your World Competition”
The Aga Khan High School, Kampala once again emerged triumphant as the overall national winner of the British Council, East Africa Arts Programme “Your World Competition” (2018/2019), for their video ‘Healthy Bodies, Healthy Minds’.
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15 January 2020
Walkathon 2020 - Wake Up, Walk Up!
“Climate change is a major threat to much of the developing world, and it needs to be looked at with great care” - His Highness, The Aga Khan IV, July 2017.
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10 January 2020
Students spend the summer bringing their lessons to life
Summer might have been a chance to get away from school, enjoy the freedom, and the Pamir mountain air. Instead, 66 students in Khorog, Tajikistan, voluntarily spent their summers at the Aga Khan Lycée (high school).
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03 January 2020
The joys of teaching
Rotary Club celebrates a Diamond Jubilee High School, Hyderabad teacher.
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20 December 2019
Outreach Programmes by Aga Khan Education Service, India (AKESI)
"Little children learn through play". That’s the message the Aga Khan Education Service India (AKESI) was promoting in the workshop it held for teachers from pre-schools across Mumbai.
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20 December 2019
Platinum Jubilee High School, Warangal (PJHSW) students excel at state level math’s fest
It was a moment of pride for the students and teachers of Platinum Jubilee High School, Warangal (PJHSW) in India as Miss Vedhakshari, a grade 6 student and Miss Vyshnavi from grade 9 stood second at the state level maths fest (Ramanujan Math Mahostav) conducted by the e-abhyas academy in Hyderabad.
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16 December 2019
For the love of learning
Bangladesh team receives three bronze medals in International Biology Olympiad.
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01 December 2019
AKESI - Striving for excellence
His Highness, the Aga Khan IV, has said that a great school, “will educate its students, not merely to be personally successful, but also to use their gifts to build their communities and enhance the common good to levels beyond our dreams”.
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26 November 2019
News from the Aga Khan Nursery School, Mombasa
Kindness Week, Visit to the Hospital, Grandparents Day, Visit to Nyumba Ya Wazee, Visit to children's home
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15 October 2019
Students spend the summer bringing their lessons to life
Summer might have been a chance to get away from school, enjoy the freedom, and the Pamir mountain air. Instead, 66 students in Khorog, Tajikistan, voluntarily spent their summers at the Aga Khan Lycée (high school).
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08 October 2019
Aga Khan Nursery Mombasa tops in KMF performance among ECD Schools in Kenya
Tears of joy were shed by teachers, students and parents as the Aga Khan Nursery celebrated the winning award for being the best ECD School in the country, in the in 93rd Kenya Music Festival.
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07 October 2019
Aga Khan School, Mundra named as #1 school at Asia's Biggest Education Event
“An education must equip students with the tools that enable them to adapt and thrive in a world characterised by change.” -His Highness the Aga Khan
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07 October 2019
Aga Khan Nursery School, Mombasa Graduation Ceremony
The month of June brings to an end the academic year in the Aga Khan Nursery School, Mombasa (AKNSM) and heralds graduation time for Kindergarten 3 children.
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01 October 2019
Alumni Spotlights
“My dream was to study nanotechnology,” said Aydana Tazhmamatova. “I want to become a leading engineer and to bring knowledge from around the world to improve our economy and our research in the Kyrgyz Republic.”
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26 September 2019
The Aga Khan School, Dhaka Joins the Global Climate Strike – students tell the story
On the 25th of September, 2019, students of the Aga Khan School Dhaka stood in solidarity with the entire world as they observed the Global Climate Strike to protest for climate justice.
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19 September 2019
In the Media: Aga Khan School Dhaka successfully hosts its inaugural Model United Nations Conference
A total of 200 students from 20 different schools had the opportunity to attend one of the most anticipated events of this year, The Aga Khan Interschool Model United Nations.
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15 September 2019
What motivates students to perform well? Fizza Rubab and Hanif Ali share their secrets to success.
Academic excellence means different things for different people. For some, like Fizza Rubab from Karachi, it’s is a matter of carrying forward the family tradition.
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08 August 2019
AKES,P students win 1st and 2nd positions at Tech Fair
The students who competed in the Fair were part of a tech boot camp in which 140 students from different schools in the region participated.
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15 July 2019
IN THE MEDIA: Aga Khan School Hosts Graduation Ceremony
The Aga Khan School organised a graduation and award giving ceremony at the Dhaka Regency Hotel in the capital on Saturday.
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04 July 2019
Never Too Early to Go Green
On a sweltering Monday morning at The Aga Khan Bamburi beach center, scores of 6-year-olds in school uniforms are doing something that would make many adults think twice.
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07 June 2019
DJHS, Mumbai does it again
For the 6th time in a row, Diamond Jubilee High School (ICSE), Mumbai (DJHSM) has achieved 100% in the ICSE results.
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04 June 2019
An AKHSS, Karachi Alumnus Wins Scholarship for Study Abroad
First position holder in Higher Secondary School Certificate, qualified engineer, and now a scholarship winner for a Master’s in Hydraulic and Civil Engineering at the prestigious Institute National Polytechnique de Grenoble (INP) in Grenoble, France.
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03 June 2019
IN THE MEDIA: MakeIt Coding Club
Launched in 2016, the MakeIt Computer Coding Club is one of the only programs in Central Asia that teaches mobile app development to school children.
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29 May 2019
Mathematics Teacher’s advances in Learning Support Programme
Mrs. Japarkulova Gulmira Japarkulovna, a mathematics teacher from the school Karybek uulu Akmataaly, At-Bashy region, has been a participant in the Aga Khan Education Service (AKES), Kyrgyz Republic’s Learning Support Programme (LSP) since 2014.
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21 May 2019
Scaling the Learning Curve
It is easy to forget that for teachers to be good educators, they need to be learning just like their students. Not just about their own subjects, but also about evolving pedagogies and how teaching is practiced across the globe.
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16 April 2019
AKMSS shines at the 9th Annual Darmun Conference
A one of a kind Dar-es-Salaam Model United Nations (DARMUN) conference with the theme, "Development for Sustainability", was hosted by The International School of Tanganyika (IST).
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11 April 2019
A Night of Talent
The Aga Khan Primary School (AKPS) held a school-wide Talent Night on 1st March 2019 in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania.
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13 March 2019
AKELC Wins Best Nursery Award in UAE
The Rajmahal Theatre, part of the Dubai Parks and Resorts, was buzzing with excitement on March 7, 2019, bringing together over 850 leading educators from 100 schools across the United Arab Emirates (UAE) for the Top School Awards.
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05 March 2019
AKS ski squad dominates on the Hindu Kush
Heritage sport makes a comeback in Chitral
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10 January 2019
625 Students participate in the Diamond Jubilee High School Annual Sports Day
It was a chilly December morning in Hyderabad and the air at Red Hills GHMC Playground, was abuzz excitement and playfulness.
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20 December 2018
PAKISTAN: First-ever Alumni Reunion for the Aga Khan Higher Secondary Schools in Gilgit-Baltistan
In an effort to strengthen an alumni community, Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan hosted the first-ever alumni reunion programme for all Aga Khan Higher Secondary Schools in Gilgit Baltistan.
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19 December 2018
ECD Resource Centre in Khorog, Tajikistan hosts Seminar on Contextualized ECD Assessment Tools
November 23, 2018 – Khorog, Tajikistan - In November 2018, members of the Early Childhood Development (ECD) Monitoring, Evaluation, and Learning Team, convened by AKES, assembled under the leadership of Dr. Penny Holding, a consultant with several decades of experience in developmental psychology, child assessment and systems design, and impact evaluation.
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16 December 2018
AKHSS Seenlasht hosts 3 Day Science, Technology and Arts competition
On November 16, District Police officer Chitral Captain (R) Furqan Bilal inaugurated the three-day Science, Technology and Arts competition organized by The Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Seenlasht.
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11 December 2018
The Aga Khan School Dhaka hosts Certificate Ceremony for CPE Graduates
On 8th December 2018, the Aga Khan School, Dhaka hosted a Certificate Ceremony for teachers to mark the conclusion of a six-month long Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Certification Programme focusing on “Becoming a Reflective Teacher”.
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06 December 2018
Aga Khan School, Dhaka Celebrates 30 Years of Excellence in Education
Uttara Model Town, Dhaka – To mark the 30th year of the Aga Khan School Dhaka, alumni, current students, teachers and parents celebrated a day-long event at the Secondary School Building located in Sector 4 of Uttara Model Town on Saturday, November 17, 2018.
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05 December 2018
Professional Teacher Collaboration connects teachers between the UK and Central Asia
In February 2018, Aga Khan Education Services (AKES), Tajikistan & Kyrgyz Republic, in collaboration with the Aga Khan Education Board for the United Kingdom (AKEB, UK), launched the very first Professional Teacher Collaboration Project (PTCP).
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03 December 2018
IN THE MEDIA: Learners from Aga Khan School Dhaka achieve top results in Outstanding Cambridge Learner Awards
Nineteen learners from Aga Khan School, Dhaka have received prestigious awards from Cambridge Assessment International Education to acknowledge their outstanding performance in the 2017/18 Cambridge examination series.
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28 November 2018
Away Mosquitos
As the seasons changed, a swarm of mosquitoes engulfed the areas around the Aga Khan Nursery and Primary School (AKNPS), Dar-es-Salaam, which left many Grade 3 students worried. From their science class, they knew the increasing number of mosquitoes in a place they spent most of their days could become a health hazard.
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28 November 2018
First Maker’s Space Programme in GBAO Launches at the Aga Khan Lycée, Khorog in Collaboration with Stanford University
The Aga Khan Education Service, Tajikistan, in collaboration with the National Council for the United States, the Aga Khan Foundation USA, and Stanford University, launched the Maker’s Space programme at the Aga Khan Lycée (AKL), Khorog, the first programme of its kind in Tajikistan.
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27 November 2018
SPOTLIGHT: Why do I Volunteer?
Emmanuel Ndonga hated being in the water when he was young. Today he is one of the most successful swimmers of his cohort in East Africa, and one of the few to have maintained his career as a competitive athlete while completing his International Baccalaureate.
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26 November 2018
AKHSS Chitral Produces a Gentleman Cadet
Muntazir Hassan, son of the proud Muhammad Khan, was born in the valleys of Parkusap Chitral, in northern Pakistan. For most of his student life, Muntazir was a student of the Aga Khan Education Services, first at the Aga Khan School of Parkusap and later, his matriculation and F.Sc. from Aga Khan Higher Secondary School (AKHSS), Chitral.
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17 November 2018
IN THE MEDIA: Diamond Jubilee to Diamond Jubilee - A journey of Inspiration
The Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan held a regional conference to celebrate the Diamond Jubilee of His Highness the Aga Khan at the Sultan Mahomed Shah Aga Khan School.
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08 November 2018
IN THE MEDIA: Aga Khan High School hosts 4th Model UN
The Aga Khan High School has hosted the 4th Model United Nations Debate aimed at grooming students to be excellent researchers, public speakers and debaters as well as inculcating them with strong leadership and writing skills.
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30 October 2018
A Maestro in the Making
“Hard work and prayers never go unrewarded.”
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29 October 2018
President of Pakistan, Mr. Arif Alvi, visits Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Hunza
On October 26, 2018, the President of Pakistan, Mr. Arif Alvi visited the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Hunza (AKHSS) as part of a three-day programme to Gilgit-Baltistan and Chitral to visit the various agencies of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).
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12 October 2018
350+ Books in 30 Days
AKL student wins first place in a national reading competition.
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12 October 2018
IN THE MEDIA: Aga Khan Students in Northern Pakistan shine in medical, engineering admission tests
Four students of Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Chitral and two students from Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Kuragh received admissions at the top Medical and Engineering universities of Pakistan in 2018.
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08 October 2018
Revolutionizing Learning through Robotics
Curious and enthusiastic STEM prodigy, Kiriti Redde, a grade 5 student at the Aga Khan Platinum Jubilee High School (PJHS), Warangal, won second place in the state level Guild of Robotics Olympiad 2018 held in Guntur, Andhra Pradesh, India.
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02 October 2018
Child’s play
Advancing education means starting with toddlers.
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12 September 2018
IN THE MEDIA: Aga Khan Education Services increases footprint in Hunza
Al- Murtaza Academy joins network of Aga Khan Schools following generous gift.
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10 September 2018
AKES,P students secure top positions in AKU-EB examinations
As always, result day was a day of celebration at Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan (AKES,P) as our students clinched six top-scoring positions in the Aga Khan University Examination Board from across Pakistan.
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17 August 2018
IN THE MEDIA: AKHSS Chitral shines in AKU-EB examinations
A student from Aga Khan Higher Secondary School (AKHSS), Chitral Zuhaib Ali, secured second position in Pakistan in the SSC level science section. He secured 91.4%, establishing second place across all students in Pakistan affiliated with AKU-EB.
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14 August 2018
IN THE MEDIA: How financing education in East Africa pays
Aga Khan Education Services has been in the forefront of financing education in East Africa. In continuation of a series of articles on academic excellence in East Africa, we explore the role of basic education and the prevailing results.
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14 August 2018
IN THE MEDIA: Too much Screen time for Nursery Age Children?
A perennial hot topic for parents, debates around screen time often relate to older children, but what about children under 5? Kelli Allen, Head of Nursery and Preschool at the Aga Khan Early Learning Centre shares her thoughts on the impacts of digital consumption today.
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14 August 2018
Polyglot Tots
Classrooms are bustling with young learners at the recently launched Aga Khan Early Childhood Development centres in Khorog, Tajikistan, inaugurated in January 2018.
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09 August 2018
IN THE MEDIA: Aga Khan Nursery one of four decorated international schools in Eldoret
Eldoret, the capital of Uasin Gishu County is one of the towns you will find the best learning institutions in the country. The town has both local and international schools that register good results during national examinations.
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30 July 2018
Chitral schools trace history to celebrate Diamond Jubilee
Very few are old enough to remember the glamour and circumstance with which Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah Aga Khan III was weighed against diamonds gifted to him on the occasion of his Diamond Jubilee—60 years of being the Imam, or spiritual leader of the Ismaili Muslim community.
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26 June 2018
IN THE MEDIA: AKELC selected for International Nursery of the Year Award
The Aga Khan Early Learning Centre is celebrating after it was announced they had become the winner for National Day Nurseries Association’s International Nursery of the Year Award on 22 June 2018 in Coventry, England.
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15 June 2018
Aga Khan High School Celebrates IB Diploma Programme Graduation
On 25th May, 2018, the Aga Khan High School, International Section, held its annual International Baccalaureate Diploma Programme graduation ceremony at the Serena Hotel in Kampala.
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06 June 2018
IN THE MEDIA: Diamond Jubilee High School showcases Excellence in National Curriculum School
This week in India, Mid-Day news presented Diamond Jubilee High School, Mumbai (DJHSM) with an Excellence in National School Curriculum award.
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05 June 2018
Students emerge Regional Winners in Global Cambridge Competition
Five student who shot a three-minute video to inspire their peers were rewarded for their efforts. Students of Aga Khan High School Kampala (AKHSK) emerged winners at the National and Regional levels (Sub-Sahara Africa) during the British Council ‘Your World’ global competition.
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21 May 2018
Rigorous Examination Boards challenge Young Learners
Shamaela Rawshan Raima is hunched over a pair of test tubes, eagerly waiting for the colour of their contents to transform. Shamaela, who loves literature, wouldn’t have imagined enjoying herself in a chemistry lab a year back. But now things are different.
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03 May 2018
Mzizima hails victorious at the The World Scholar’s Cup
Aga Khan Mzizima Secondary School was the most outstanding school in the World Scholar’s Cup (WSC), Regional Round winning over two hundred trophies and medals.
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20 April 2018
Students embark on USA Exchange Programme
This August 2018, Sajid and Muzamil will embark on an enriching experience as they journey to the USA on scholarship for the YES study exchange programme.
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20 April 2018
25 years in the making
Aga Khan School, Sidhpur celebrates its Silver Jubilee
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30 March 2018
"Nothing excites me more than a challenge"
Overcoming obstacles is what motivates Ndonga to the impossible.
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19 March 2018
The Royal Game
Throughout the history of chess, humanity has continually held a fascination with those rare individuals whose immense skill and talent at the game makes them deserving of competing against the best players in the world.
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01 March 2018
LEGO Robotics, English Upgrading and Math Numeracy programmes delivered in Tajikistan
Three Canadian volunteers - Sobia Makhani, Ashna Suchak, and Kais Khimji – delivered programmes for the Aga Khan Education Service, Tajikistan (AKES, Tj) from June to August 2017. Sobia delivered the first junior LEGO robotics programme in the region, Ashna ran the schools summer English upgrading programme and Kais taught Math numeracy.
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20 February 2018
Debate team medals at Yale University
Bringing home a total of 34 medals, Aga Khan students from Uganda triumph at Yale University during the Tournament of Champions.
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19 February 2018
Cambridge University recognizes Centre of Excellence
The Cambridge English Language Assessment, an entity of the University of Cambridge, has recognised the outstanding effort and contribution made by the Aga Khan Education Service, India (AKES, I) in the area of English language proficiency.
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12 February 2018
Educating women, developing society
Over a century ago, Mawlana Sultan Mahomed Shah had an unprecedented vision: to provide exceptional, educational opportunities to students, particularly girls, to help spur development.
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06 February 2018
Russian Teacher Wins National Teaching Competition
Mastibekova Nigina, a Russian Language and Literature teacher at the Aga Khan Lycée (AKL), Khorog, was selected for the National Russian Language Teaching competition held in Moscow, Russia.
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29 January 2018
IN THE MEDIA: Journey to Literacy in Northern Pakistan
The real credit for starting a vigorous and consistent struggle to inculcate the importance of education among the people of Gilgit-Baltistan goes to Sir Sultan Mohamed Shah Aga Khan III. On the completion of 50 years of Imamat, he emphasised the priority of education by saying, “Give education to your children, give education, give education.”
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19 January 2018
IN THE MEDIA: Gender agenda no barrier to Leadership ambition
“It seems difficult to imagine how any society can thrive and advance to its full potential if half of its citizens are denied the basic right to education," says Nimet Rener, Director of the Aga Khan Education Services.
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18 January 2018
IN THE MEDIA: Aga Khan School Upgraded to Higher Secondary Level
Intermediate level classes at the Aga Khan School Meragram will start in the new academic year in 2018. The school will now provide continuous education from pre-primary to higher secondary.
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10 January 2018
FEATURE: Robotics Programme sparks innovative learning in Central Asia
 “The robotics club develops logic and creativity in students, as well as improves their abilities in other subjects,” says Orusbekov G, a parent of an enthusiastic student attending the Aga Khan Lycée.
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19 December 2017
Mariam Sajjad receives the First Position Award from AKU-EB
On November 16th, AKES,P students received awards for winning top positions in the Aga Khan University Examinations (AKU-EB), joining a total of 172 high achievers from Pakistan in an award ceremony.
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08 December 2017
FEATURE: No Electricity or Internet, but still Connected to the World
AKES in Pakistan has made strides in strengthening information and communication technology (ICT) in the classrooms of some of their most remote schools.  Despite the challenges of infrastructure, electricity, and internet, AKES,P has introduced two novel ICT interventions: a mobile computer lab, stocked with rugged, fall-resistant, and waterproof tablets, and internet via satellite (IVS).
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04 December 2017
Three Aga Khan Schools receive the British Council International School Award
On Tuesday, November 14th, and Thursday, November 16th, the British Council held the International School Award (ISA) ceremonies in Islamabad and Karachi. 
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10 November 2017
SPOTLIGHT: Aga Khan Student selected for The Future Leaders Exchange program, USA
Islam Kyzy Kurmanzhan, a Grade 11 student from the Aga Khan School (AKS), Osh, Kyrgyz Republic has been accepted to The Future Leaders Exchange (FLEX) program in the USA for the 2017-2018 academic year.
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08 November 2017
Global Encounters Youth Camp visits Aga Khan Schools, Pakistan
The Global Encounters Camp, which took place in August 2017 in Pakistan, invited students between the ages of 15 to 17 years from across the world to engage in cultural exchange and broaden their horizons.
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28 October 2017
14-year old Aga Khan Student develops an App that enables you to vote with your phone
Ahmed Lukman, a Form 1 student at Aga Khan High School Mombasa, has come up with a way to solve the technology hitches that the IEBC (Independent Electoral and Boundaries Commission of Kenya) had during the past elections.
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20 October 2017
SPOTLIGHT: Top students receive scholarships to Asian University for Women
Eight young women from the Aga Khan Higher Secondary School (AKHSS), Kuragh, Pakistan have been admitted to the prestigious Asian University for Women (AUW) in Bangladesh on scholarships.
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19 October 2017
IN THE MEDIA: Digital Learning in Africa
The Aga Khan Development Network is starting an exciting research project in partnership with the UK based Innovation Unit and UNICEF to envision the opportunity for digital learning across Africa. 
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15 October 2017
Aga Khan emerges top school in Independence swimming gala
The Aga Khan School has emerged best in the National Independence Swimming Gala, sponsored by DStv Uganda and the Uganda Swimming Federation.
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10 October 2017
IN THE MEDIA: Chitrali student excels in MBBS exam
Faryal Nosheen, a student of Aga Khan Higher Secondary School Kuragh, grabbed the first place position among Chitrali students in MBBS (Bachelor of Medicine) during the first year for the academic session 2017-18.
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01 September 2017
SPOTLIGHT: Student meets President Kenyatta after being selected for PURES programme
A bright student from Aga Khan High School Nairobi (AKHS,N) was recently selected for The Pupils’ Reward Scheme (PURES) programme. Dennis Gichuku, a Form Four student and Head Boy at AKHS,N, was invited to the State House for the PURES programme this year.
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17 August 2017
FEATURE: Aga Khan Students from Pakistan Achieve top results nationwide
Two students from Aga Khan Higher Secondary School in Karachi, emerged first and 2nd in Pakistan in the Aga Khan University Examination Board (AKU-EB) Higher Secondary School Certificate examination, while a student from the Aga Khan School in Garden, emerged third in the AKU-EB Secondary School Certificate examination.
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14 August 2017
NDNA Conference and Awards Ceremony
June 30th, 2017, marked the National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) Conference and Awards Ceremony in Manchester, England. AKELC teacher Fazilat Notta represented herself and AKELC at the event.
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18 July 2017
FEATURE: Students learn through Coding in Central Asia
A school can be a dynamic place of learning where, in addition to learning a formal curriculum during set hours, students can build real world skills that can advance their potential for long term success.
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15 July 2017
Aga Khan High School, Nairobi (AKHS, N) Student Shines at the Kenya Music Festival
AKHS, N students were crowned national champions at the recent 91st Annual Kenya Music Festival, held in Kakamega County, Kenya from July 10 - 22, 2017.
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10 July 2017
FEATURE: Shia Ismaili Imam calls on community to support education, invigorate civil society institutions, and seek knowledge to benefit all
Gouvieux, France, July 2017 - On 11 July, 2017, His Highness the Aga Khan will mark his Diamond Jubilee, or 60th year as the 49th hereditary Imam (spiritual leader) of the world’s Shia Ismaili Muslims. 
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09 July 2017
Former President Mkapa visits Grade 6 PYP Exhibition in Tanzania
Recently, the Grade 6 students at Aga Khan Nursery and Primary School (AKNPS) celebrated the end of their journey as PYP learners by hosting the 2017 PYP Exhibition, in the presence of family, friends, and colleagues.
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20 June 2017
SPOTLIGHT: Graduate of Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi represents Pakistan at the International Cricket Women’s World Cup
An all-rounder cricketer, Kainat Imtiaz, has been selected to play for Pakistan at the International Cricket Council Women’s World Cup 2017 in England.
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08 June 2017
Aga Khan High School Kampala, winners of the Teens Poetry Slam Uganda 2017
On 3rd June 2017, The Aga Khan High School, Kampala (AKHS, K) – National Section participated in the Annual Teen Poetry Slam competition which was hosted by the International University of East Africa in Kampala.
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07 June 2017
SPOTLIGHT: AKHSS, Karachi Students compete at Intel ISEF Science Fair
For the fourth year in a row, students from Aga Khan Higher Secondary School, Karachi (AKHSS) participated at the Intel International Science and Engineering Fair (Intel ISEF) in Los Angeles, USA from May 14 – 19, 2017.
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07 June 2017
Three Aga Khan Schools in Pakistan win the British Council’s International School Award
Three schools from Aga Khan Education Service, Pakistan (AKES,P) -- Sultan Mohamed Shah Aga Khan School, Aga Khan School, Sultanabad, and Diamond Jubilee School, Altit, Hunza -- won the British Council’s International School Award.
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30 May 2017
Drama students of Aga Khan Primary School Kisumu showcase a stellar performance in "What The Future Holds"
This year marks the 58th Kenya National Drama Festival where the Aga Khan Primary School Kisumu performed their play "What the Future Holds."
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29 May 2017
SPOTLIGHT: Lead Teacher at Aga Khan Early Learning Centre nominated for the Practitioner of the Year Award 2017
Staff, parents and children of Aga Khan Early Learning Centre (AKELC) in Dubai are celebrating after Fazilat Notta, a Lead Teacher was nominated by the U.K. National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) for the Practitioner of the Year Award 2017.
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05 May 2017
IN THE MEDIA: New study demonstrates the importance of private education in addressing the continent’s education crisis
Path-breaking report launched at World Economic Forum demonstrates the importance of private education in addressing the continent’s education crisis.
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07 April 2017
Aga Khan Early Learning Centre Receives Distinguished Status on Edarabia Website
Dubai, UAE - The Aga Khan Early Learning Centre (AKELC) has received a distinguished status by Edarabia - a guide for students, parents and educators to compare and select the best educational institutions in the Middle East. 
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03 February 2017
SPOTLIGHT: Teacher at Diamond Jubilee High School wins NDTV Education Award
Mumbai, India - Ms. Liesel Krishnan, an English teacher at the Diamond Jubilee High School in Mumbai, has been awarded the "Excellence in English Teaching" prize by NDTV. Ms. Krishnan was the winner of the Regional award and a finalist for the National award in the same category.
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28 December 2016
FEATURE: The success of women against the odds: Educate a woman, educate a community
Former head of Diamond Jubilee (DJ) Learning Resource High School (LRHS) Chatorkhand, Chashman Bibi, and current schoolteacher at the DJ Middle School Sultanabad, Zareena Begum, have inspiring stories. 
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28 December 2016
One person’s service to education: A veteran teacher
Forty-three years are not enough to make some people tired of teaching. One such person is Martabah Shah, who retired from Diamond Jubilee (DJ) Middle School, Gitch (Gilgit-Baltistan) after teaching for 43 years. He says with a smile, “I could still keep going.”
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27 December 2016
Ambitious for education: The importance of Village Education Committee
Hadi Husain is an army retiree, and served on the Village Education Committee (VEC) for the Diamond Jubilee (DJ) Learning Resource High School (LRHS), Chatorkhand (Gilgit-Baltistan) from 2004 to 2008.
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27 December 2016
Early Childhood Education improve transition to Primary School in Afghanistan
Before 2009, there were few early childhood programmes in Afghanistan. Today, thanks to the Aga Khan Education Services in Afghanistan (AKES,A), over 3,000 children, mainly from remote areas, are enrolled in more than 70 early childhood development (ECD) programmes across the country.
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26 December 2016
Impact of education on women: An empowered woman’s journey
Gulnara Kamal, head teacher at Diamond Jubilee (DJ) Middle School, Gitch (Gilgit-Baltistan), put in years of hard work and resolve to get where she is today.
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25 December 2016
The change brought about by education: A whole new world
Musa Khan is one of those teachers who have dedicated their lives to educating children in their communities.

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23 December 2016
Community-led School Construction
The first Diamond Jubilee (DJ) schools began in 1946 and were conducted in available spaces in Jamaat Khanas (Ismaili community centre) under open skies, in communal kitchens and in guesthouses.
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23 December 2016
Kalanubhuti Art Festival
Which student doesn’t like their art class? Fine arts, visual or performance art, all are part of the extra curriculum of any good school.
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22 December 2016
The changing face of education
It was in 1997 when the landscape around education changed. New training programmes were introduced and leadership building was conducted. 
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05 November 2016
Aga Khan Student, Bonita Murungi, shares the Power of Writing at TEDx Nakasero
Last week, Bonita Treasure Murungi spoke at the influential TED Talks in Nakasero, Kampala.
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18 October 2016
Star swimmers of the Aga Khan Academy Nairobi sprint forward at the International Championships, Dubai
Two students of the Aga Khan Academy Nairobi Senior and Junior Schools competed in the Dubai International Aquatics Championships from April 2nd-9th, 2016.
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30 September 2016
Aga Khan School Tanzania Swimmer hailed victorious at Rio Olympics
Hilal Hemed Hilal had an impressive performance at the Aquatics Stadium during the 2016 Rio Olympics.
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28 September 2016
Aga Khan Early Learning Centre awarded highest accreditation from the UK National Day Nurseries Association
The Aga Khan Early Learning Centre is proud to achieve the UK National Day Nurseries Association (NDNA) Level 3 accreditation.
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27 September 2016
Aga Khan High School Debate Team advances to Championships at Yale University
Students from the Aga Khan High School Kampala’s debate team will participate in the Tournament of Champions to be held at Yale University in the United States this November.
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