The Aga Khan Education Services (AKES) is one of the largest private, not-for-profit pre-tertiary education networks in the Global South. We serve over 104,500 students, with a history that dates to 1905. Our schools, hostels and non-formal programmes were established in areas with little or no education provision, beginning in Mundra (India), Gwadar (Pakistan) and Zanzibar (Tanzania).
Today, we work in 10 countries across East Africa and South and Central Asia. Over 89 percent of our schools and pre-primary centres are in rural and remote communities where access to quality education is limited. We offer non-formal education programmes at over a hundred centres, and undertake outreach to provide training and share best practices with other educators in the communities we serve.
Each school aspires to deliver an academically rigorous and well-rounded curriculum that honours the context in which students live and their place as global citizens. We aim to nurture socially and environmentally conscious citizens who strive for positive change in their schools and wider community beyond graduation.