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Abukutsa Arts Academy Video

"Children must be taught how to think, not what to think."

– Margaret Mead

Anindo Marshall Arts Academy
Mission Statement

Our mission is to provide a learning environment conducive to students formal and informal learning that 

meets the individual student at his or her level of learning. We seek to serve all students including students with diverse needs in Kenya and around 

the world, by providing opportunities for them to realize their potential as contributing citizens of the world and 

life-long learners.


In collaboration with students, parents and the community, we are committed to help each student 

acquire excellent academic and artistic skills, while preparing for diverse career  opportuities. Students will value and understand the skills necessary in many areas of the universal work force from the corporate to the entertainment world and while doing so, develop positive attributes of citizenship necessary in a 

democratic global society.

Johnston Abukutsa Family
Johnston Abukutsa
Johnston Abukutsa and his brothers

The Anindo Marshall Arts Academy honors the life of Johnston Likokhe Abukutsa.

Johnston Abukutsa was a career librarian who had a passion for education. He was the founding member of the Kenya Library Association, for which he received a posthumous recognition. He was an author of a number of books and manuscripts as well as an editor for books and conference proceedings.


Raised by a mother who did not go to school, Johnston attended Alliance High School, a prestigious institution for high performing students. He was an avid scholar and footballer. He received a Bachelor’s Degree from Kings College, UK, followed by a Masters from Queens University, Belfast, Northern Ireland.


He was married to Esther Khabetsa Abukutsa, together they raised eight children, on their modest salaries, all of whom they educated to adulthood. Johnston was a principled educator who, not only instilled the value of education to his children, but went beyond that to ensure that other children who had no means to education were not denied the same.  He lived by the mantra “Education is the key that opens the doors of opportunity”. The legacy he has left will continue to flourish at Anindo Marshall Arts Academy.

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Luanda, Kenya

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AMAA school site

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AMAA school site

Abukutsa Arts Academy: Inspirational Quote
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