The Aga Khan Academy in Mombasa, Kenya has initiated an innovative teacher training program for students in the Kenyan Coastal region. A report by the Academy indicates that students in the Coast struggle more with English than those in other Kenyan regions because it is a second language not spoken widely in their homes or local communities. The program, co-funded by the Aga Khan Foundation and the Candian Department of Foreign Affairs, Trade, and Development, seeks to improve students’ English language and math skills.┬áThe Academy has also drawn Information Communication Technologies (ICTs) into the training program at a time when 37 percent of teachers in Sub-Saharan Africa are reported to have only a beginner level proficiency in ICTs. Read the full article in The Star here.