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Creating leaders for civil society

01 February 2012

Sitting in a luxurious common room facing the sea and chatting with his friends belonging to various nationalities and ethnic backgrounds is a hard-earned privilege for Salim, a poor boy who earlier worked in a cycle shop in a small Kenyan village to support his education.

Life has changed ever since the Aga Khan Academy spotted his yearning for education and innate leadership skills, and brought him to the Academy in Mombasa, which has committed itself to creating leaders who will build and lead institutions of civil society. Salim is among the several such poor students who get world-class residential comforts coupled with a rigorous international standard education free of cost at the AKA, Mombasa. A confident Salim declares he will bring about a change not only to his life but his country as well.

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