MYP Personal Projects

10 May 2014

12th February 2014 was hardly the typical Wednesday morning at The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi.

12th February 2014 was hardly the typical Wednesday morning at The Aga Khan Academy, Nairobi. The normally somber quadrangle was an explosion of color and activity as Grade 11 students set up their stands to display their IB MYP Personal Projects.

The students have, in their five years as MYP students learnt new concepts, enhanced existing knowledge and, most importantly, acquired the ability to transfer these skills to situations outside the classroom environment.

The Personal Project is the culminating task of the MYP programme that not only gives the students an opportunity to practice their skills as independent learners, but also provides them with a forum through which they can publicly display and celebrate their accomplishments. This is exactly what the exhibition was all about.

Year 11 students and faculty shared their input about the exhibition:

"Each year Personal Projects indicate the progress of the MYP programme in the school. This year’s Personal Project Exhibition was a great success and the Grade 11 students were proud to showcase their achievements."
(Ms. Mercy Ikua, IB MYP Coordinator)

"It was great that this year all students who completed the Personal Project put their work on display. The change in venue from classrooms to tents in the quadrangle was also great and allowed for more visitors as the tents were all in one area and easily accessible."
(Ms. Joan Karanja, Community and Service Coordinator)

Dhruvi Joshi: It was nice to see how much creativity students in our class have. Ashley Kinyanjui: It felt great displaying my work for everyone to see. It really boosted my feelings of achievements.

Brian Kiamthi: Explaining aspects of my work to visitors helped enhance my presentation skills.

Raymond Kiguru: It allowed us to reflect on our work especially as we got to see it from other people’s perspectives. Talking about our work also enhanced our communication skills, an important part of the IB Learner Profile.

Zainab Wanjiku: It was a lot of work put together in a short amount of time but it all came out well.

Donald Shireku: It was fun and exciting presenting my work to so many different people.