Week Day Tours of the Academy
Official Academy tours of the campus occur each week day starting at 10.00am. Please report to the main Reception area before the departure time. All welcome.
Changing the World Through Song
The Aga Khan Academy Team: Swimming to Success
The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa has been awarded IB Status by the International Body
The students, faculty and parents of the Aga Khan Academy are socially conscious group of people committed to the development of their communities, their nation and civil society in the world at large. They understand that knowledge is a lifelong process of inquiry that leads to intellectual and personal growth. In this section we offer some vignette of the Academy family who is driven by the common goal of making a positive contribution to their society.
Spotlight on Alumni
Ethical leadership, a cornerstone of progress
“No man is an island and that we as a global society need each other.”
Nafisa Abdul Hamid:
Taking On New Challenges
The education at the Academy is helping her deal with new challenges at her university. “I am more open-minded, caring and knowledgeable, and generally have a broader perspective on world events, compared to other students here.”
Zilna Rajesh Shavdia:
Bringing Leadership Skills to Life
“I adore the IB Curriculum due to the core values that it entails. These together, with the ones added to the program at AKA, Mombasa by His Highness the Aga Khan, are the key ingredients to creating true, well rounded leaders.”
Jane Achieng Okoth:
Getting Equipped to Serve Others
“Values of open-mindedness, hard work, teamwork, cooperation, perceptiveness, objectivity, humility and self-discipline instilled in me by the Academy has made me a better person, student, and a daughter and will hopefully help shape me into one of the best doctors.”
Making a Difference with Her Positive Attitude
“With its multi-disciplinary system, the IB prepares you for the real world in a way no other system would. It could be the simple idea of time management or it could be the way it emphasizes on the continuous quest for knowledge, as His Highness the Aga Khan has always stressed.”
Swaleh Michael Ouma:
Striving to Make a Positive Impact
“The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa taught me that I should strive to have a better positive impact in the world as a leader in any field that I venture into, but most importantly, whatever I do I should make sure that I conduct all my activities in an ethical manner.”
"I am greatly interested in development, and my dream is to root poverty out of African societies by promoting good quality education for the less fortunate so that they can change the face of our society."
Spotlight on Parents
Watching Leaders Grow
“At the Academy, the students are taught to be self-supportive. The world is changing and they are being groomed for change.”
In Search of the Very Best
Daniel has observed phenomenal changes in his children since they started coming to the Academy. "Overall, it's the best education system I have seen."
Spotlight on Students
Inspired by the IB Vision
"I want to be successful, be a leader, give back to the community, and lead a balanced life."
Nafisa Abdul Hamid:
Changing the World
"Thanks to the school and what it has done for me, I feel that I am changing the world for the better."
All-Rounded With a Clear Focus
“The work we do at the Academy is more advanced and prepares us better for our future.”
At Home in Her New School
“The teachers here make it their priority that you know what you are doing and that you understand the work.”
A True Champion
“When participating in any swimming championship, my goal is always to better my previous times. Although, once I break a record, it makes me happy to know that my hard work during training has paid off well.”
Setting High Goals
The space that you are given for studying and the people around me, make me feel more comfortable and focused.
Maximizing her Resources
It is different system that gives me more advantages and privilege.
Alisah Suleiman: I like the fact that the Academy has a vision.
I like the fact that the Academy has a vision.
Spotlight on Teachers
Seeking change and challenge
"Teaching and learning at the Academy has been a life-changing experience in many ways."
"The students are delightful and a real pleasure to teach. I feel teaching the IB has developed me as a teacher, as has the emphasis the school puts on the professional development of its staff. "
Teaching is a calling
“We need to be motivated first as instructors and then expect that enthusiasm to pass on to our students.”
Ongoing Quest for Learning
"For me, just the fact that parents come and tell me that their child now loves math is enough."