Aga Khan Academy Residential Construction

17 April 2008

There is now a serious building project in progress at the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa...

Click to enlarge photographStudent residence block going upwards to the Kenyan sky.. Students will enjoy the cooling breezes of the Indian Ocean as they study for the International Baccalaureate programmes. As this photo testifies, there is now a serious building project in progress at the Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa. The construction of the residential facilities along with the supporting infrastructure is well underway and the school community is excited at the coming additions. It is already clear that, upon completion, the work happening on campus will transform it into one of most exceptional quailty on the continent of Africa.

Alongside the physical preparations, there is also much planning at the human level. Dormitory parents have been identified and have been trained, (see the article on the visit to Lawrenceville), and this week a "mock up" of a student dormitory is being laid out with a plan to have teachers, students and parents visit to provide feedback and suggestions before the final buliding and furniture work is undertaken.

A Dean of Admissions has been appointed as of June 2008 and his mandate is to formalise the admissions policy and to help in the identification of the young talent around Kenya and surrounding areas who will soon be the first residences of this exciting project.

Please visit this site regularly to monitor the progress of this important work.