Historical Images: H. H. The Aga Khan Primary School Nairobi – A Rare Image of a 1963 Prize Giving Programme
We were informed by Ms. Allison Wallace of Australia that her mother, Mrs. Jean Kirk, who was the principal of the Aga Khan Primary School in Nairobi during 1963 passed away recently. Allison’s note to us was sent in response to a rare collection of photos that she came across at Simerg (See Memories of Kenya: Vintage Photos of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah and Mawlana Hazar Imam). Ms. Wallace wrote that when looking through the family albums she found photos of her mother with His Highness the Aga Khan from a 1963 visit. Allison will be sharing the rare photos later this month, when she is able to gather them from her family home (this piece is now published, click My Late Mother, Jean Kirk, and Her Special Collection of Rare Photos of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Visits to the Aga Khan Primary School in Nairobi – ed)
In the meantime, Ms. Wallace has sent an image of a program that was published on the occasion of a prize giving and concert event at the school which was attended by Mzee Jomo Kenyatta, who was then the Prime Minister. We sincerely thank Ms. Wallace for this rare historical image. We convey to her on the passing away of her beloved mother our sincere condolences.
Each one of us when going through our own vintage personal collections may across fascinating documents that take us into the past. The image of the prize giving ceremony program is one such piece that will trigger happy memories among the teachers and students of the Aga Khan Primary School. All who knew and studied under Mrs. Jean Kirks’ leadership, will also recall the contribution she made to the school.
PLEASE CLICK ON IMAGE BELOW FOR PROGRAM IN PDF FORMAT
Date posted: Sunday, February 2, 2014.
Date updated: Sunday, May 4, 2014 (see related piece My Late Mother, Jean Kirk, and Her Special Collection of Rare Photos of His Highness the Aga Khan’s Visits to the Aga Khan Primary School in Nairobi )
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