At Asia's biggest education event organised by The India Didactics Association (IDA) at the Bangalore International Exhibition Centre, The Aga Khan School, Mundra was awarded as India’s No. 1 school for ‘Exemplary Initiative Towards Faculty Development Programs’. The school was selected from more than 1600 entries from across India and was appreciated for its efforts towards the professional development of its teachers by the India Didactics Association (IDA). While receiving the award Mr Giridhar Reddy, Principal of Aga Khan School, Mundra, said “This is the outcome of continuous investment in professional development by Aga Khan Education Service, India. The institution will continue its endeavour to provide quality education through the ongoing professional development of its teachers and leaders”.
Established in 1905, The Aga Khan School, Mundra, one of the first schools in Mundra, was started with the intent to provide education and support to the local community and has evolved over time as a renowned CBSE school. It has also recently received an award by EducationWorld India, the world’s most detailed schools ranking survey, ranked at #2 across the entire Kutch region on 14 parameters. The school’s emphasis is on teaching pedagogy and student-centred learning and considers teacher professional development a part of its core values. The school regularly conducts teacher training on different topics such as Early Childhood Development (ECD), Student Evaluation, Teaching Pedagogy for Math and Literacy, and Cambridge English Language. It is the only school in the region to boast of Cambridge Certified English teachers. “Aga Khan Education Service, India believes in inducting students with 21st-century skills. The Aga Khan School, Mundra has been a training hub for regional as well as international training, with attendees travelling from across the state to attend these trainings”, said Dr. Iqbal Sama, Head Special Projects and Gujarat Office.
Aga Khan School, Mundra is a part of a global network of 200+ Aga Khan Schools and education programs, spread across 13 countries. Aga Khan Education Service, India manages 8 schools, a hostel and 19 Pre-schools across Gujarat, Maharashtra and Telangana. Aga Khan Schools are equipping young learners with the knowledge, skills, attitudes and values to thrive in a complex and dynamic world. Children are taught to make ethical choices, to embrace the strength of pluralism and to serve in their communities, while aspiring to be global citizens.