On the evening of 05 January 2011, a large group of Old Britannians (alumni of The British School of Kuwait) met in the Shakespeare Theatre at the BSK campus. As always, it was wonderful to hear of the continued successes of our former students. Alumni from as far back as 1999 shared their memories of their school days and their current experiences of fields as diverse as Aeronautical Engineering, Communication and Media Marketing, Anthropology and Fine Art. Head Teacher Mr Andrew Moulden delivered an address which celebrated the recent news and life stories of BSK alumni. Simultaneous gatherings of Old Britannians who could not attend the Kuwait event took place in Britain and Canada.
Rashed Chowdhury, who graduated in 1999, has been awarded a PhD in History at McGill University. He is currently working as a postdoctoral fellow at the Indian Ocean World Centre at McGill. He and his wife Katie had a son named Ibrahim in 2011.
Samuel Labib, who graduated in 2000, is working as a general dental practitioner in Bristol and is currently studying for a diploma in implantology. He married Joanne, a general medical practitioner, in Cornwall on 14 May 2011. Samuel sent us a lovely message in which he said: “BSK is the reason I've managed to forge a life in the UK and I owe all the members of staff who made me the man I am today.”
Noura Fayyad, who was Head Girl in 2001-02, received a Bachelor of Pharmacy degree from Cairo University in 2007, has returned to Kuwait and is working as a Product Specialist at Swiss pharmaceutical company Novartis. She got married to Amr Moneeb in July 2011.
2002 graduate Ali Saad graduated in Film Studies and Theatre & Performance studies from The University of New South Wales in 2010. A show that he wrote, produced and directed aired recently on a cable channel in Sydney, Australia. Ali runs his own production company, Moviefreak Entertainment, and works as International Development Coordinator at The University of Wollongong.
2002-03 Head Boy Mehdi Abdelhak has been promoted to work as a Business Development Executive at IBM. Mehdi obtained an MEng in Systems Engineering from Loughborough University in 2008. He graduated from IBM’s renowned Global Sales School in September 2011.
2003 graduate Yasmine Zikry, having gained a BSc in Pharmaceutical and Biotechnological Sciences from the German University in Cairo, worked as a medical representative with AstraZeneca and taken gap year to travel and undertake volunteer work in Malaysia and Egypt, is now working towards a Masters degree in Biotechnology at the American University in Cairo.
2005 graduate Omar Fayyad has gained a BSc in Business Administration from the British University in Egypt, is working in the Purchasing Department in Al-Sager Company and is also a DJ and electronic music producer. His debut EP, “Distance is a Killer”, has been released through Underground Noise Records.
Mina Kheir (2005 BSK graduate) has been awarded a Bachelor of Medicine and Surgery (MB BCh) from Sohag University and also owns and manages Sohag Marble and Terrazzo Tiles Company. Mina told us: “I owe all my success in life and all that I am now to BSK.”
Fahad Benthani, who was a BSK student from 1993 until 2005, joined RMIT University in Melbourne, Australia and completed an Honours degree in Laboratory Medicine in 2010. He then moved to the UK and joined the UCL Cancer Institute, part of University College London, completing an MSc in Cancer Research in 2012. Fahad has now returned to Australia, enrolled in a PhD in Medicine at The University of New South Wales St Vincent's Clinical School, and is doing research in colorectal cancer in the new Kinghorn Cancer Centre. Fahad is in receipt of a prestigious scholarship to complete his PhD and told us: “This is no small part due to the quality of education I received over the many years I was a BSK student.”
Solomon da Cunha, who graduated in 2006, was awarded a Bachelors in Engineering (Aerospace Engineering) from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Australia in December 2010. He started a Masters degree at Cranfield University, UK in September 2011.
2006 BSK graduate Ashish Puri gained a Bachelor of Science in Civil Engineering (with a minor in business entrepreneurship) from Georgia Institute of Technology in May 2011. Ashish is a Project Engineer with Turner Construction in Northern California.
Hussnain Raza, who left BSK in 2006, has completed a bachelor degree in Chemical Engineering from the University of Sydney, graduating in May 2011. Hussnain is working with Orica in Newcastle, Australia as a Graduate Chemical Engineer.
2007 BSK graduate Nikita Kohli has been awarded a BA in Hospitality Management and Marketing from Glion Insitute of Higher Education in Switzerland. She is currently working as Marketing Manager for Al-Sabah and Kohli in Kuwait.
Sneha Kumar, who graduated from Year 13 in 2007, completed a BSc in Economics and Economic History in 2010 and then an MSc in 2011, both from London School of Economics and Political Science. She is currently a PhD candidate in Demography at Cornell University, USA.
Richa Kohli, who also left BSK in 2007, completed a Bachelor of Business Administration in Event, Sport and Entertainment Management at Glion Insitute of Higher Education in Switzerland in June 2009. Richa got married in December 2009.
2007 graduate Tanya Sassi is completed a BA(Hons) in Popular Music at Manchester Metropolitan University in 2011, and has been accepted onto a Masters course in Music Management and Artist Development at the University of West London. Tanya tells us that she’s “missing BSK lots!”
Mouminatou Mbacké, who graduated from Year 13 in 2009 and then joined the University of Ottawa, has made the Dean's Honour List and has been awarded a Merit Scholarship on the basis of her performance in the 2010-11 examinations. Moumy told us: “My hard work at BSK is clearly paying off!”
Shumez Khan, who graduated from BSK in 2010 and is majoring in Business at the University of Toronto, is also a Residence Block Mentor.
2010 graduate Khaled Tebe, who is studying International Business at the University of Edinburgh, will be completing a year abroad at Korea University Business School during 2012-13.
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