ISK's 40th Anniversary

Celebrating ISK @40!

ISK is not merely a story of buildings and inanimate objects. It is a story of people, a story of thousands of students who have passed through ISK’s corridors, left their mark, and gone on to achieve their goals around the world. It is a story of dedicated teachers, administrators, parents and board members who have given their time and energy to make ISK what it is today.

On August 17, 2016, ISK marked 40 years of service to students and the Kenyan community.

The colorful ceremony on campus was graced by dignitaries from the US Embassy and Canadian High Commission. Our Key Note speaker John Sibi-Okumu delivered a great speech that highlighted his fond memories of ISK as both a parent and teacher. The celebration ended with a grand performance by one of Africa's most celebrated bands, Sauti Sol.

To celebrate 40 years of education excellence and service to Kenya, ISK and Sauti Sol are joining forces to strengthen our respective community service programmes in Kenya. At ISK, service learning, through participation in community outreach activities, is an integral part of the academic learning experience, and aims to build recognition of human interdependence while cultivating both personal and community growth. The Soma Soma Initiative (SSI) is Sauti Sol’s corporate social responsibility (CSR) initiative. Its mission is to inspire youth to get an education — Sauti Sol believes that education is the answer to much of Kenya’s and Africa’s problems, and advocates for education for all youth.

The partnership is based on areas of shared interest, and will initially focus on the the important relation between education and creativity. For Sauti Sol, ISK students will serve as additional resources to spread their messages on the importance of education in the pursuit of careers in the creative arts. For ISK students, participating in peer-to-peer talks in collaboration with Sauti Sol will be a phenomenal learning experience creating a lasting memory of their time at ISK and the importance of continued community service .

Here are some of the moments captured during the 40th Anniversary event. Please click here to view ISK's journey through the years.