A Former Standard 3 Ismaili Student of Aga Khan Primary School, Nairobi, Shares Memorable Photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s 1966 Visit to School
INTRODUCED BY ABDULMALIK MERCHANT
Publisher-Editor of Simerg, Simergphotos and Ismailitica
Juby Sprake (maiden name Juby Alibhai) of Vancouver, British Columbia, was recently introduced to this photo blog. To our delight, within days of viewing rare and historical photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visits to the Aga Khan School in Nairobi, Kenya, in early to mid 1960’s (see links below), she retrieved from her personal album three memorable photos of Mawlana Hazar Imam’s visit to her Aga Khan Primary School in 1966, when she was in Standard 3.
A smile came over Juby as she pointed herself out in the photo to me and her work colleague. Juby recollected the few names of her classmates and teachers she remembered, and we have included those names in the captions. However, we invite other students in the photos who have not been mentioned to submit their names, and we shall update the captions accordingly.
Also, just as Juby did for us, we invite our readers to visit their old family photo albums, and present to us rare historical photos such as the ones on this page and and other posts on this blog for publication. We thank Juby for these special photos from her album.
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Standard 3 students and teachers of the Aga Khan Primary School, Nairobi, Kenya, watch with keen interest and awe as His Highness the Aga Khan meets with student Karim Ahmed. Juby Sprake (formerly Juby Alibhai), with ponytails, is in centre. Other students and teachers in the picture include Shenaz, Munaira, Azmine, Miss Giga, Miss Mohamed and Mrs. Hewett. Photo: Juby Sprake Collection, Vancouver, Canada.
Date posted: April 16, 2016.
Please also 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
- Memories of Kenya: Vintage Photos of Imam Sultan Muhammad Shah and Mawlana Hazar Imam
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