Press Release: The Aga Khan Academy, Maputo welcomes its first students | Aga Khan Academies

Press Release: The Aga Khan Academy, Maputo welcomes its first students

21 August 2013

On 19 August 2013, the Aga Khan Academy, Maputo, opened its doors to students for the first time.  Situated in the city of Matola, the Academy has started with its lower primary school, offering a world-class education to children of exceptional promise, aged between 5 and 8 years old. 

The Aga Khan Academy, Maputo is the third of an integrated network of residential schools dedicated to expanding access to education of an international standard of excellence to exceptional girls and boys regardless of their ability to pay. To be located in Africa, South and Central Asia and the Middle East, the Aga Khan Academy’s foundational values include pluralism, meritocracy and civil society.

Housed in spacious and attractive campuses, with outstanding facilities, the Academies offer the International Baccalaureate (IB) curriculum from Primary Years to the Diploma and provide an opportunity for teachers, educators and administrators to grow both professionally and personally.  Uniquely, the Aga Khan Academy, Maputo will enable students to learn in both English and Portuguese. This new Academy follows the highly successful model established by the first two Academies, which opened in Mombasa, Kenya in 2003 and Hyderabad, India in 2011.


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The Aga Khan Academies are an agency of the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN).

Founded by His Highness the Aga Khan, the Aga Khan Development Network (AKDN) is a group of private, international, non-denominational development organisations that work on the environment, health, education, architecture, culture, microfinance, rural development, disaster reduction, the promotion of private-sector enterprise and the revitalisation of historic cities. AKDN works in 30 countries around the world, employing approximately 80,000 people, the majority of whom are based in developing countries. The AKDN’s annual budget for non-profit development is approximately US$ 625 million. The project companies of the Aga Khan Fund for Economic Development (AKFED) generated revenues of US$ 2 billion a year, but all surpluses are reinvested in further development activities. Whether non-profit or, in the case of AKFED, operating on a commercial basis, all AKDN agencies work to improve the welfare and prospects of people in the developing world and improve the overall quality of life. AKDN agencies conduct their programmes without regard to faith, origin or gender.