2007, July 20: The ismailis in Mombasa celebrate with speeches, parades and music. [Coast Week]
2007, August 17: They are the beneficiaries of the Madrasa Pre-School Programme, which has helped to transform education among the Muslim population in East Africa. The programme was initiated by the Aga Khan following a request for help by Muslim leaders in Coast Province after years of poor performance in national examinations. [Nation]
2008, July 14: Kenya - Hundreds of Ismaili Muslims celebrated the Golden Jubilee of the Imamat Day at the Mombasa Jubilee Hall Sunday. [The Nation][Daily Nation]
2007, July 11: 'We live in a time of rapid change - change that is often unpredictable and not always positive. My experience with development, as an observer and a practitioner, has led me to the conclusion that the best way to manage change, whether positive or negative, is to prepare for it and that there is no greater form of preparation for change than investments in education. [Aga Khan Schools] [H.H the Aga Khan's Vision]
2007, August 15: A multi-million shilling residential campus was inaugurated at the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa yesterday. [The Nation] [Photos] [Press Release]
2009, July 25: H.H.The Aga Khan arrived in Mombasa on 22nd July for AKDN work, meetings with government officials in the East Africa region. He landed in Nairobi on 25th and will be visiting the AKUH the next day leaving on 28th for Dar es Salaam and then heading to Zanzibar for the opening of the Forodhani Park on 30th. Princess Zahra is presently in Nairobi since 20th July for AKU Board of Trustees meetings.
To commemorate the Golden Jubilee of the incorporation of the Jubilee insurance Company, a reception was held at the Serena Hotel in Mombasa on 27th October 1986.
Present at the reception were Prince Amyn Mohamed, the Commissioner of Insurance, Mr. Adam H. Ali, the Provincial Commissioner, Coast Province, and His Worship the Mayor of Mombasa.
Prince Sadrudin, Princess Aleya and their friends were recently in Mombasa for their annual holidays and spent a fortnight at their Bahati Villa on the South Coast.
Prince Sadrudin travelled by road from Nairobi to Mombasa after having just arrived by air on Monday 23rd December, 1985. Representatives from the Mombasa Provincial Council welcomed the party at the Likoni Ferry that evening.
In June 1986, the Aga Khan Foundation's Board approved a three-year project to improve early childhood educational opportunities for children of traditional Muslim communities in Mombasa, Kenya. Because the only instruction these children were receiving at a young age was religious, they were unable to compete successfully for places in primary school where simple reading and numerical skills were a prerequisite for entry into the formal school system.
Speaking during the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, His Highness the Aga Khan, rooted for the expansion of higher education opportunities to absorb the thousands of students who graduate from secondary school. He illustrated the point by citing figures indicating that only about 15 per cent of high school leavers ever proceed to university in many developing countries. In Kenya, less than 10 per cent of school leavers go on to university.
The Aga Khan yesterday asked Africa and the developing world to help create centres of educational excellence.
He said the centres, which would be international and indigenous, would help mould the youth into leaders of tomorrow.
'Africa and the developing world can help create centres of educational excellence that will, at the same time, be international and indigenous, and that will help mould young men and women from all walks of life and all parts of the world into the leaders of tomorrow,' he said.
Thirteen selected projects in Mombasa yesterday benefited from a Sh4 million community relations programme launched by the Tsavo Power Company.
The organisation's chief executive officer, Mr Michael Fox, presented certificates to the projects to Coast Provincial Commissioner Samuel Limo, at his office. The PC, in turn, handed them over to representatives of the projects.
Beneficiaries included the Bombolulu Centre for the Physically Handicapped, which received Sh488,000, Ziwani School for the Deaf and the Likoni School for the Blind (Sh468,000 each).
Speaking during the inauguration of the Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, His Highness the Aga Khan, rooted for the expansion of higher education opportunities to absorb the thousands of students who graduate from secondary school. He illustrated the point by citing figures indicating that only about 15 per cent of high school leavers ever proceed to university in many developing countries. In Kenya, less than 10 per cent of school leavers go on to university.The situation is bound to get worse in time.
The Aga Khan Academy, Mombasa, the first in an international network of about 20 academic centres of excellence, was inaugurated on Tuesday by Kenya's President Mwai Kibaki in the presence of the Aga Khan.The Aga Khan Academies will feature a curriculum based on the International Baccalaureate (IB) and a system of international student and teacher exchanges between academies as well as with allied schools, including Phillips Academy, in the United States, and the Schule Schloss Salem, in Germany.
Mr President, Mr Provincial Commissioner, Sir Philip Mitchell, Ladies and Gentlemen, my Muslim Brothers
I thank you from the bottom of my heart for the warm welcome you have given me. I shall never forget this wonderful stay in Mombasa; everyone has been so kind and good to me.
Jamati Leader as well as active service in Scouts for 50 years from 1929-1979