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Theme: Perspectives

This event occurred on
March 7, 2024
Kuwait City, Ḩawallī

TEDx@ASK welcomes you to an enlightening journey were we explore the power of diverse perspectives and catalysts for positive change. In today's interconnected world, our theme encourages attendees to embrace the wealth of ideas, cultures, and experiences that shape our global landscape.

American School of Kuwait Auditorium
American School of Kuwait
Hawally Block 7, Street 320
Kuwait City, Ḩawallī, 32042
Event type:
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Alejandro Ward

Assistant Principal
Alejandro is the High School Assistant Principal. He is from south Florida, mainly Broward and Miami-Dade county. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Criminal Justice with a minor in Psychology. He completed his undergraduate program at Florida International University. He also has a Master's degree of Education in Educational Leadership which he earned at Arkansas State University. His mother comes from Puerto Rican Descent and his father comes from African American descent. He is married to one of the Elementary school counselors, named Evelyn Ward and they have a beautiful newborn named Alexandra.

Azizah Alosaimi

My name is Azizah Alosaimi. I am a sophomore at ASK. I am passionate about literature, journalism, philosophy, government, and feminism. I hope to further my understanding of the world by applying philosophical logic to my other interests, such as feminism, which is what I wish to accomplish with the theme of perception in my speech.

Donya Saleh

Donya Saleh is born and raised in the state of New Jersey in the USA. After graduating with her Bachelor's in Psychology, she worked many jobs related to that field to help her understand how the minds of many work. Later, she went on to pursuing her masters in The Art of Teaching Secondary Mathematics, which set her path for teaching to become the main purpose in life. She worked in inner city schools of Camden, NJ for three years before setting out to become an international teacher. Beginning her international journey in Egypt, Donya got back to her roots, and stayed for two years before moving and working at the American School of Kuwait.

Jason Caroll

Jason is a life-long learner and passionate educator from Houston, Texas (U.S.) He earned is undergraduate degree in Psychology before taking on the role of intervention specialist in local schools. He is currently in his 3rd year of teaching High School English and also has served many years teaching students in community and religious programs. He is passionate about leadership and community and has recently moved to Kuwait to join his family and teach at ASK!

Jonah Vijayam

I was born in India but moved to the US at a very young age. I graduated with my Bachelors degree in Biochemistry, and minored in Sociology from the University of Colorado Boulder. I love to spend time in Colorado’s beautiful mountains by skiing, camping, and hiking. I’m also into traveling, board games, and binge watching all the latest TV shows.

Jurie Al Sharhan

Hello, I am Jurie Alsharhan, and it's my first year participating in TEDx! I am one of the speakers giving a speech during the event! I will be sharing with you the 3P’s, purpose, perseverance, and promptness, which I believe are all that you need to achieve any goal in mind. I’ve always been into sharing my ideas and thoughts with the world around me to connect and relate with my loved ones and even strangers! I am thrilled to use these skills and see what I can bring to the table. I’m looking forward to working with my fellow writers and I can’t wait to see what we can produce together!

Khalil Chaghouri

I am currently a Junior at the American school of Kuwait. I'm from Lebanon and have been in Kuwait for the better part of nine years. You'll frequently find me either playing basketball, at the gym, or, most commonly, studying.

Mahrosh Khan

Mahrosh is an aspiring artist in music and in writing. She loves to travel and to spend time outdoors. She enjoys public speaking, especially since doing small speeches is what helped her get out of her comfort zone and be a more outgoing and extroverted person. Her main hobbies include reading, biking, practicing the instruments she plays, and spending time with the people she cares about.

Melanie Abou Saleh

Melanie Abou Saleh is a junior high honour roll student. She is an actor who also loves to dance and do musical theatre. She is an athlete especially in volleyball, football and badminton, a president and student leader in many different clubs and honour societies such as MUN. Mel loves to volunteer and help out the community in any way too!

Tammy Jones

Educator, Historian
Tammy Jones, a seasoned educator, earned her history degree from Tarleton State University and dedicated two decades to teaching in Texas. Eventually realizing her dream of teaching abroad, she has shared her expertise in Bahrain, South Korea, and currently in Kuwait. Tammy is currently pursuing a master's in history at Eastern Illinois University, showcasing her ongoing commitment to learning. In addition to her professional pursuits, Tammy is a proud parent of two accomplished children. Her daughter, an engineer, has found success in New Zealand, while her son, a talented graphic artist, contributes his creativity in Texas. Currently residing in Kuwait, Tammy enjoys the company of a rescue cat. Her journey reflects a quiet dedication to education, family, and a love for cultural experiences.

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