Class of 2021 carries on with DoMore fundraiser for the Talent Identification Programme | Aga Khan Academies

Class of 2021 carries on with DoMore fundraiser for the Talent Identification Programme

19 April 2021

Following in the footsteps of the Class of 2020, the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa’s graduating Class of 2021 has continued the DoMore fundraiser for the Academy’s Talent Identification  Programme (Talent ID). This programme is developed in line with the Academy’s vision to provide exceptional students with an international-standard education and leadership opportunities, regardless of their ability to pay.

“Achieving equality in education is the foundation of creating an equitable society,” Faith Mueni, Class of 2021, said. “By making quality education more accessible, more individuals are equipped with the tools and support required to unlock their full potential. As a beneficiary of the Talent ID Programme, my scholarship aided in easing the financial burden that myself and other talented students from marginalised backgrounds face in their quest for quality higher education.” 

This year’s fundraiser, #DoMore2021, is led by an executive team of eight highly motivated students: Adnan Bhanji, Cinzia Torriani, Emanuel Kenga, Faith Mueni, Hisham Ladha, Joanne Ndagire, Khushbu Kotak, and Salik Qureshi. The team is working collaboratively with their cohort, with each student making an individual contribution of USD $20.21, and aims to raise USD $60,000 towards the cause. 

“Contributing to this initiative has an immense impact on the families and communities of the students receiving the prestigious scholarships,” Raphael Mwachiti, another beneficiary of the Talent ID Programme, said. Already implementing change in his community, Raphael’s knowledge of computational machines and mathematics acquired during his time at the Academy has helped him provide technological solutions to problems facing his community. Inspired by Mwanalima, a woman diagnosed with diabetic retinopathy, Raphael built and won the 2019 Ryerson Sandbox prize for a device that uses artificial intelligence and machine learning for object detection to assist people with complete vision loss. 

“There is no greater investment in one’s future than an investment in education,” Cinzia said. “Join us in providing deserving students with the opportunity to receive a quality education and improve their lives.”

To learn more about the Class of 2021 DoMore campaign and contribute to their fundraising goal, click here.