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Play golf, change a life

16 March 2022

On Saturday 12 March, the Friends of the Academy organised a golf tournament at the Nyali Golf Club to raise funds for the Aga Khan Academy Mombasa’s Talent Identification Programme (TID). This programme identifies exceptional Grade 6 students across Kenya from marginalised backgrounds and provides them with a full scholarship for seven years to attend the Academy, which is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School. 

“Access to quality education should not be limited to those who are able to afford it but should be made available to all talented students regardless of their backgrounds,” said Abdul Samji, one of the Friends of the Academy, which is a group of individuals who support the vision of the Academy to create home-grown ethical leaders in the region. “Through this event and our continuous support, we hope to support the Academy in continuing to produce global leaders of tomorrow.” 

By identifying exceptional students from a range of socioeconomic, ethnic and religious backgrounds, and giving them a world-class education, the Academy aims to prepare leaders who will shape the development of their societies. In recent years, beneficiaries of TID have received full scholarships from universities of their choice. Class of 2020 alumnus Ohad Mutua, received the International Leader of Tomorrow award from the University of British Columbia in Vancouver, Canada. He says “I have received immense support and had positive interactions at the Academy which paved the way for my academic and personal growth. The emphasis on values such as open-mindedness will be beneficial in the long run, especially as I move into a different community.”

Around 185 people attended the golf tournament, which also included a dinner in the evening to recognise the winners of the tournament and their commitment towards supporting the Aga Khan Academies’. On ways to support the programme, please reach out to Resource Development Officer for AKA Mombasa Khadija Dohry, Class of 2012, at