The Khartoum American School (KAS) had to close its doors due to the political and economic instability in Sudan and has relocated to the Schultz American School (SAS) in Cairo, Egypt.
In June 2023, the KAS board approved the partnership with SAS, and a memorandum of understanding was signed. Some teachers and students are now on campus at SAS. They will spend the school year teaching and learning in SAS classrooms and in some online settings (middle and high school students will experience a hybrid model, while elementary students will attend all SAS classes in person). Other KAS teachers and students will live in different countries around the world and engage in an online programme.
After the evacuation of staff and their families to Djibouti, the school resumed operating online less than two weeks later, with teachers working hard to finish the academic year for students. In May, KAS Advanced Placement (AP) students wrote exams in schools all over the world, and the International School of Uganda (ISU) offered to run a joint graduation with KAS.
Our own educational leaders also rallied to the KAS cause. Association of International Schools in Africa (AISA) executive director Peter Bateman and his team were involved in many aspects of the KAS evacuation and the completion of the 2022/23 school year. Association for the Advancement of International Education (AAIE) executive director Laura Light, and Near East South Asia Council of Overseas Schools (NESA) executive director Maddy Hewitt, helped connect KAS Superintendent Bridget Davies with a potential partner for 2023/24, Michael Schooler, head of Schutz American School (SAS) in Alexandria, Egypt.
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