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Elephant Queen special screening at the Academy

10 April 2022

A special outdoor screening of the Elephant Queen was held at the Academy last week. Attendees brought pillows, blankets and beach chairs to get comfortable and the SRC team had delicious snacks on sale.

Elephant Queen is an inspirational Kenyan film celebrating our wildlife. The beautiful story tells the journey of a family of elephants in the African savannah when they are forced to leave their waterhole. It is an epic journey of courage and coming home. Adults and children alike were transported to Tsavo as they joined Athena, the majestic matriarch, as she led her elephant herd across an unforgiving African landscape filled with vibrant wildlife.

The internationally acclaimed documentary aims to raise awareness on human-wildlife conflict and increase conservation efforts. The screening was open to all members of the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa community.

In addition to the screening, the Junior School students, as part of the dual-language programme, participated in the Kiswahili reader series based on the documentary. 

“When we designed the outreach programme our objective was to create a multi faceted conservation education toolbox based on the film Elephant Queen to inspire children towards an appreciation towards Kenya’s natural heritage,” Elephant Queen team.