Our Sponsor - A Friend, Philosopher and Guide
Ali Judian Al Rashidi, our dignified sponsor, is one of the most sincere men who has devoted his time and energy in his service to education. Born in February 1965, Mr. Rashidi showed interest in science and education throughout his life..
Though he hails from the family of businessmen, his passion for serving the younger generation urged him to open a number of schools in different parts of Kuwait. Al Jaber Local School for children with special needs, Al Jaber School for Paramedics, Indian Educational School, Jleeb Al Shyouk, and Jack and Jill Nursery School, Al Mangaf are the prime institutions that he established to lead the tender budding kids to the world of knowledge. His contribution in the field of education continues, and it will reach its culmination when his wish to establish a private university in the near future (if Allah wills) is materialised. His love for his country and his countrymen is sincere and deep-rooted. His contribution in the field of education is well appreciated as his service to his homeland.
Mr. N. K. Ramachandran Menon
A self-motivated, dynamic, confident person and a man who distinguishes himself by ‘thinking outside the boundaries’, N. K. Ramachandran Menon is the Chairman of Bhavans Kendras and Schools in Kuwait, Bahrain, Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Ajman.
Having played various roles as a thought leader, a keen analyst, a thorough administrator, Mr. Ramachandran Menon is spearheading Bhavan’s Middle East expansion in Education and ICT. As a man of principles and values, Mr. Ramachandran Menon shows exemplary enthusiasm to be innovative in providing value based quality education. His visions, ideals, and experience are the real prime movers of IES and other Bhavans Kendras in Middle East.
Mr. Sooraj Ramachandran
Mr. Sooraj Ramachandran is spearheading the group’s Middle East expansion and initiatives of the group, especially initiatives to launch pre schools which will function as feeder schools to all the Bhavans schools in the Middle East in the future as well as initiatives to start programmes for student training for distance and higher education, professional courses and special education. Programmes for teacher training are also part of future plans. A Chartered Accountant by profession with his practice based out of India, Mr.Sooraj did his initial six years of schooling in Indian School Kuwait and the later six years in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Elamakara in Cochin, Kerala. Mr.Sooraj, who is an avid reader and a sports enthusiast, has represented his school and college teams in Cricket, Football and various Track and Field events. Presently, Mr.Sooraj stays in Abu Dhabi with his wife, Dr.Vineetha and two children.
Mr. T. Premkumar
T. Premkumar – MSc; Ed (Regional Institute of Education – formerly known as RCE -Mysore) is a post graduate in Chemistry Education from one of the foremost reputed teacher training institutes in India under the NCERT.
A university second rank holder –silver medallist in post-graduation studies went on to join the Indira Gandhi Centre for Atomic Research – Kalpakkam (formerly known as Reactor Research Centre) and researched on estimation of Uranium in spent fuel and has a paper to his credit. Later returned to teaching profession and joined Indian School Muscat – a premier institution in the Middle East in 1983 and served the institution in various capacities – a career spanning 28 years at Muscat, starting from being a TGT Science, PGT Chemistry, HoD Chemistry, and Vice Principal of Senior School and later as the principal of the branch school.
Recipient of “Best Teacher award from CBSE in 2017” Mr. Premkumar also received a certificate of commendation from Simmons College – Boston USA for being voted as the best teacher by the alumnus of Indian School, Muscat. In addition to excellence in academics, he excelled in sports and games representing the Kendriya Vidyalayas and the Regional College of Education, Mysore in various sports and athletic events. Attended several conferences, conducted several workshops and seminars and several hundred teachers are trained in a career spanning 37 years. Served as resource person for over 15 Indian Schools in Oman for training Chemistry teachers. In 2017, was invited to Nagpur to present a paper at the 6th International Principals Educational Conference on the topic “Generating Happy Minds – Thought behind Education” and presented a paper on influence of music, art and sports in creating happy minds at schools. The paper was accepted and published in their journal.
Appointed by the CBSE as a Tele – Counsellor for Kuwait CBSE schools, and was also appointed as mentor to three CBSE schools in UAE, Kuwait and Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. He is also the Academic Coordinator of the Science India Forum Muscat an organization under the Vigyan Bharathi of India and actively contributes to its activities. For his outstanding contribution to SIF, Premkumar received a letter of commendation from Padma Bhushan DR. Vijay P Bhatkar and an award from the Indian Ambassador to Oman in the year 2010. Currently he serves as the secretary to the Gulf Council of the CBSE affiliated schools in the middle east.
Mrs. Anselma Tessy Judeson
A versatile, confident and competent postgraduate in Animal Science, Mrs. Anselma Tessy, has an experience of more than 20 years in teaching. Her brilliant academic track record has two university ranks to her credit – a first rank in Postgraduation and a fourth rank in her Graduation. She joined Bhavans-Kuwait Kendra as a teacher in 2007. She was appointed as the supervisor of the middle wing for the academic year 2008-2009.Her deep knowledge and passion for the subject has enabled her to head the Department of Biology from 2009.
An enthusiastic and committed educator with the innate ability to understand and motivate children, Mrs. Tessy enjoys being with her students. She has fostered and encouraged an environment conducive to positive learning.
Mrs. Tessy has proved her mettle as an excellent resource person by heading various clubs such as Interact Club, Nature Club, Quiz Club and Science Club during her tenure in IES and many prestigious top-notch institutions in India. She has also handpicked and trained many a student for very many interschool quizzes and interschool science fiestas across the Middle East and India. Their astounding success indeed is a testimony to her finest scientific temper.
Mrs. Tessy is an independent, logical, and reflective decision maker. Her passion for quizzing helped her become one of the quiz masters of the most admired interschool quiz contests in the GCC -KQ Matters.
In appreciation of her dedicated and committed service, the school management of Indian Educational School honored her with the ‘best performer award’ for the year 2014-2015.
She has been adorning the position of the coordinator of Scientific Excellence Academy Kuwait (SEAK) since 2015. The institute trains students for the JEE Mains/Advanced/NEET /SAT Examinations, as well as conducts IIT Foundation classes. She has been instrumental in coaching students for the entrance examinations.
Her ability to collaborate positively in pursuit of perfection has won the appreciation of the stakeholders of the institution. Her organizational skills and unwavering determination to excel in all areas of pedagogy and school administration have helped her win the position of the Vice Principal (Senior) in Indian Educational School, Kuwait.
Mrs. Jaemi Byju
Mrs. Jaemi Byju has 19 years of splendidly matchless teaching experience in reputed schools and colleges in India and Kuwait. Her academic brilliance reflects her passion for Literature. She has to her credit the title of a University Rank Holder as a graduate and a post-graduate.
Mrs. Jaemi joined Bhavans in September 2007. She is dedicated, resourceful, and a goal-driven professional educator with a solid commitment to the social and academic growth, and development of every child. She has actively involved in all areas of education, including curriculum development, teacher mentoring, and exploring teaching methodologies. As the Faculty Head of English, she focused on fostering child-centered learning, and student creativity. She produced the record breaking 94% subject average in her subject in the CBSE Grade 12 examination held in the session 2015-16 while heading the department.
She has proven herself to be the best in terms of writing and debating. She has been heading the press committee for many years and her articles and press reports stand testimony to her writing prowess. She has also trained students for various interschool competitions and the World School Debate (WSD) in Slovenia. She was also a WSD adjudicator for the quarter and semi- finals. A seasoned teacher trainer, Mrs. Jaemi has also conducted various workshops and in-service training programs for the staff of Bhavans, Kuwait.
This accommodating and versatile individual had the rare privilege of coordinating and organizing the first Founder’s Day. She has also organized the Annual Day in her avant-garde style. She was entrusted with the responsibility of organizing ‘Bhavyam’ – an interschool cultural fiesta during the decennial celebrations of Bhavans, Kuwait. She has been a part of the resource team of the KQ Matters- the prestigious interschool quiz contest. She is one of the founding members, and heads the resource team of the Bhavan’s International Spell Bee.
Mrs. Jaemi Byju is a self-driven motivator with excellent communication and interpersonal skills- the finest attributes of any successful leader. She enjoys collaborating with the parent community and the pedagogues alike for the behavioral and academic refinement of Bhavanites. These hallmark qualities have enabled her to lead the Middle Wing of Indian Educational School.
Mrs. Meenakshi Nayyar
Mrs. Meenakshi Nayyar is a post graduate in Geography from the prestigious Delhi School of Economics and got her degree in Geography from Miranda House, one of the best colleges in India. She has a rich experience of 21 years of being a geography teacher and a motivator in some of the most reputed schools of Delhi and Kuwait. Her association with Bhavans Kuwait is a decade old now. She joined IES in 2008 as a geography teacher. In the year 2012 she was promoted to head the department of Social Science. After motivating the department for five years, she was promoted to the rank of Vice Principal taking charge of co-curricular activities of IES.
This trained professional in quality management has firm belief in the dictum “quality can never be 100%, it can be improved every time.” Her philosophy about education doesn’t limit itself to academics. According to her the holistic development of young mind takes place only through exposure to various activities. She has been actively involved in organizing different activities in IES since 2008. She was the first coordinator of KQ Matters, the prestigious interschool quiz hosted annually by IES. She heads the BMUN CLUB, which is credited to organizing the first ever Interschool Model United Nations competition by an Indian school in Kuwait. Many students who took part in different activities and contests outside Kuwait such as Youth Congress at Doon School, Dehradun, La Martiniere MUN, Calcutta, and Gems Our Own School MUN, Dubai were guided and accompanied by her. She is a passionate teacher of Geography and believes that great teachers focus not on compliance but on connections and relationships with the students.
Mrs. Lalitha Premkumar
Mrs. Lalitha Premkumar, a passionate teacher and great public speaker, has 29 years of illustrious teaching and administrative experience. She began her career in Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan, Chennai as a Commerce teacher. Later, moved to Muscat and worked for 22 years teaching grades 3 to 8 and was promoted to the rank of Assistant Vice Principal, during which she had the responsibility of syllabus planning and staff training apart from routine work of administration. She trained teachers in activity oriented teaching and won appreciation from all stakeholders. She spearheaded the CCE program in the primary wing of Indian School Muscat, training the teachers in activity based teaching.
She joined Bhavans Kuwait in the year 2010 and ever since has been working as the Vice principal of the Primary and Kindergarten Wing.
As the Vice Principal she played a key role in developing a positive school climate by ensuring high and consistent performance standards for staff and students, facilitating team growth and constructive change processes. She has trained and inspired many children to become avid readers and speakers. She has also played a stellar role in launching the CBSE international stream in Bhavan and developed the curriculum with her team for all subjects from classes 1 to 5. She has attended the CBSE-i conferences and workshops, and other international conferences organized by the CBSE and has also extended training to the teachers of other schools in Kuwait. She demonstrates commitment to ensure quality education for all students in the primary wing. Her goal is to remain dedicated,resourceful and goal oriented with a strong commitment to the social and academic growth and development of every student.
Mrs. Rathi Ravindran
Trained as a Nursery Teacher from Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan – Kochi Kendra, Ms.Rathi Raveendran was absorbed by Bharatiya Vidya Bhavan as a Nursery Teacher in 1997 and deputed to IES – Bhavans – Kuwait Kendra as a teacher in 2007. Her dedication and innovative ideas towards teaching propelled her to be the Principal of JACK AND JILL – NURSERY SCHOOL OF BHAVANS IN MANGAF.
She developed an understanding of principles and processes of various aspect of child’s growth and has planned educational activities accordingly. She has attended various workshops conducted by the PROGRESSIVE CURRICULUM MANAGEMENT (PCM) at Kochi.
As an able administrator with a par excellence, she contributed immensely to the field of education and developed a fun-oriented process for tiny little learners. Meticulous and sincere – she has a flair for managing responsibilities with enthusiasm and poise.