HYDERABAD: The Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad recently celebrated its fifth graduation ceremony at its 100-acre campus near Shamshabad. 84 students from the Class of 2018 concluded their International Baccalaureate journey at the Academy with a formal evening ceremony attended by fellow students, Academy senior management, faculty and staff as well as parents, extended families and invited guests.
Speaking on the occasion, Salim Bhatia, Director of Academies, said, “Academy students have benefitted directly from the vision, commitment, and immense generosity of Aga Khan.
When the foundation stone for the Aga Khan Academy Hyderabad was laid, His Highness quoted: ‘Specialised expertise, pragmatic temperament, mental resourcefulness - these are increasingly the keys to effective leadership, along with a capacity for intellectual leadership, which keeps one’s mind constantly open to a variety of viewpoints and welcomes pluralistic exchange. In such a world, the most important thing a student can learn is the ability to keep on learning.’”
The Alumni scholarship awards value at approximately $17.7 million across five graduating cohorts. After five years, 269 alumni, 980 offers, over 150 universities in 11 countries, the Academy is steadily moving towards its goal of raising global citizens who possess an ability to tackle the extraordinary challenges of today’s world.
The mission of the Academies is to raise ‘homegrown leaders’ through service and stewardship who will make positive contributions to their future society and change outcomes across the developing world.
HE Ambassador Arif Lalani, Head of the Department of Diplomatic Affairs for the Ismaili Imamat in Lisbon, Portugal was the Chief Guest for the ceremony.