Nabeeha Khan, works in IHS’ ICT division. When she was in grade 12, her father misplaced his job and he or she needed to go to India after faculty. She is without doubt one of the three alumni who received assist below IHS’ supply.
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The three alumni of The Indian Excessive Faculty (IHS) in Dubai at the moment are salaried workers of the college. Two of them have already earned their college levels and one is pursuing his diploma as nicely.
The alumni stated IHS stepped ahead to assist them after they confronted an unsure future after graduating faculty. The trio couldn’t afford college research in Dubai, had no sponsor for a UAE resident visa, and no profession prospects.
The scholars had nearly resigned to destiny that they’d have needed to return dwelling to India and not using a diploma or job.
Contemplating their circumstances, IHS offered them internships and sponsored their college tuition charges. The graduates at the moment are persevering with working on the faculty, taking up additional obligations and incomes salaries between Dh3,500 and Dh4,000 a month.
The college stated it is going to think about different “real circumstances” in taking the initiative ahead.
‘Past lecture rooms’
Sunil Umrao Singh, chairman of The Indian Excessive Faculty, Dubai, stated: “Our dedication to the assist of learners extends past the lecture rooms and faculty years. IHS believes that any difficult state of affairs shouldn’t shut the doorways for increased schooling and the next skilled alternatives. This imaginative and prescient has been realised by the success tales of the three alumni who we now have supported in pursuing their dream.”
Nabeeha Khan, one of many three alumni who works within the faculty’s ICT division, stated whereas she was in her final 12 months in class, in grade 12, her father “was handed an early retirement”. She misplaced her father’s visa sponsorship and went to India after graduating highschool. Khan would proceed to go to the UAE on go to visas.
Now 23, she stated: “I principally needed some internship, any work expertise within the UAE. I used to be given this nice alternative by IHS, I used to be very grateful. I used to be given small duties to finish within the ICT division and was being supervised on the job. I used to be additionally dealing with the scholar database on the beginning of the brand new faculty 12 months, it was numerous work.”
IHS graduate Shekar Behwal works on the faculty’s ICT and is pursuing his BBA diploma from American School of Dubai.
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Khan was doubly happy when IHS determined to sponsor her college charges whereas she gained work expertise at college. Late final 12 months, she earned a bachelor’s diploma in video games growth from SAE Institute in Dubai.
“I had night college courses, however I’d generally have courses through the day, so I used to be allowed day without work work to take my courses. I’d make up the work hours on one other day. The college was actually versatile for me so I might juggle each work and research.”
After graduating college, Khan now has added obligations equivalent to dealing with duties associated to software program utilized by the college, which is her visa sponsor additionally.
“My journey at IHS began 19 years in the past, with admission to kindergarten, and as an worker now. IHS is my second dwelling … The deep sense of gratitude that I’ve for the college administration, which developed after they had put their belief in me, is what brings me right here each day,” she added.
Like Khan, one other IHS pupil who had been introduced up in Dubai couldn’t afford additional research in Dubai after graduating highschool.
Well timed resolution
The coed, who solely needed to be recognized by her initials, B.A., stated: “I needed to proceed in Dubai after highschool, however I used to be looking for methods how I might handle that. My sibling was already in school on the time and managing the charges of two college students is just not straightforward. However that’s when IHS got here ahead and provided me an answer.”
Our dedication to the assist of learners extends past the lecture rooms and faculty years. IHS believes that any difficult state of affairs shouldn’t shut the doorways for increased schooling and the next skilled alternatives.
– Sunil Umrao Singh, chairman of The Indian Excessive Faculty
B.A., now 26, began her internship on the faculty and her research at American School of Dubai (ACD) on the identical time in 2013. She obtained her bachelor’s diploma in finance in 2017 and has been working within the workplace of the principal at IHS, the place she helps the employees within the day-to-day functioning of the workplace.
BA stated well timed intervention from IHS had “offered me the pliability to handle each work and research. My superiors have at all times been supportive and this has helped me to graduate with honours”.
IHS graduate Shekar Behwal, 27, additionally discovered work placement on the faculty’s ICT in 2010 and is pursuing his BBA diploma from ACD. Behwal had taken a while off from college through the tenure.
“I used to be searching for part-time night courses at college and in addition work expertise. You discover college students who do each, however there’s no pupil that I do know who’s working at his faculty and going to school. I’ve already gained 9 years of labor expertise. This was all attainable due to IHS,” stated Behwal, at the moment the RFID and knowledge entry in-charge at IHS.
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