The Aga Khan Schools challenge its students to be intellectually inquisitive and socially conscious.
Developing skills in critical thinking and analysis, creativity and problem-solving, communication and collaboration are at the core of the school's mission. The School also encourages students to respect and appreciate other people’s cultures, social structures, values and beliefs. Taken together, these approaches develop the tools and nurture the disposition that students will need to be successful through their schooling, in the societies they choose to live, and in an increasingly interdependent world.
The Aga Khan Lycee is dedicated to the development of pre-primary education for all children. The Early Childhood Development Program at AKL currently enrolls over 80 children of ages 3 to 5 years, in a half-day programme. It focuses on best researched practices to nurture a caring and stimulating environment for children of pre-primary age, including supporting the use of mother tongue, as well as, Tajik and English languages.
AKL and AKES, Tajikistan work closely with its sister-AKDN agencies, such as the Aga Khan Foundation and the Aga Khan Health Services, and partners with the regional government of GBAO, to support pre-primary quality education access from birth to six years, through various direct and indirect provision models. These include AKES pre-primary to Grade 11 schools, AKES kindergartens, as well as government-based ECD centres within Government Schools, government kindergartens, remote rural Government ECD programmes, and Care for Child Development Programme. Indirect support includes, ECD teacher training, working with pre-natal and post-natal maternal health programmes, providing learning resources, and renovating classrooms.