76 graduate from Aga Khan Academy

Saturday May 19 2018

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An Aga Khan Academy graduate (left) receives an award during the graduation ceremony in Mombasa on May 19, 2018. PHOTO | WACHIRA MWANGI | NATION MEDIA GROUP 

By EUNICE MURATHE
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Seventy six International Baccalaureate students were Saturday awarded with diplomas at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa during its 12th graduation ceremony.

The students have been offered more than USD 6 million (Sh600 million) in scholarships and financial aid to study in some of the top universities such as Yale, Brown, University College of London, University of Melbourne, University of Toronto and McGill.

Dr Mahmoud Eboo, the Aga Khan Development Network Representative to Canada, urged the students to use their knowledge and opportunity to mentor their communities.

"You have a responsibility to others to use your knowledge to improve quality of life of others.

"Do not forget those who supported you. Engage in the global society and share wisdom and knowledge," Dr Eboo said.

MENTORSHIP

Director of academies Salim Bhatia also urged them to take advantage of the alumni online portal launched for mentorship and support.

"We are working to get university scholarships, internships and jobs with the Aga Khan Development Network.

"Our newly launched online alumni portal will easily connect you with the alumni for jobs and mentorship," he said.

Three graduates - Akshi Khimji, David Kairu and Matthew Wabwire - got scholarships to the University of Alberta, University of British Columbia and Drexel Global Scholar respectively.

The Aga Khan Academy Mombasa is an International Baccalaureate (IB) World School, offering IB curriculum.