Inspiring Success Stories
Adam Mohamed was one of the brilliant students of Iqraa Trust that studied at Durban Boys High School. He was always the top learner of his class and has been achieving an A aggregate throughout his schooling career. Adam is of Egyptian origin, born in Durban South Africa. Arabic is his home language but he learned English at a young age. His hobbies include reading, playing music, swimming, skating and surfing.
Adam recently matriculated from Durban Boys High School and completed A-level examinations in Computer Science, Physics and Mathematics with AS-levels in Chemistry and English. Adam was awarded a scholarship to study Computer Science and Mathematics at Harvard University, in Boston Massachusetts, USA. His areas of interest include Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing and Psychology. He also intends to pursue research in these fields and is expected to complete his studies in 2025.
Naseem Essa is another brilliant student of Iqraa Trust. He completed his Cambridge AS levels at Durban Boys High School in the year of 2020, achieving an A aggregate in Maths, Physics, Chemistry and Biology.
He is studying towards a Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (MBChB) at the University of Cape Town where he is performing exceptionally well.
Naseem is a chess player and obtained his national chess colours at a very young age. He has represented South Africa in various international events around the world, such as the World Youth Chess Champions held in Russia, and the World Chess Olympiad, held in India.
Naseem works closely with a NPO, where he coaches chess to educators from the rural areas.
Naseem has a keen interest in music and its theoretical aspects. Guitar is his medium of expression and blues is his favourite genre to perform.
Adam Mohamed (left) & Naseem Essa (right)
Like his brother, Adam, Nureldin was also awarded a scholarship to study Computer Science and Mathematics at Harvard University, in Boston Massachusetts, USA.
Nureldin did the Cambridge Assessment International Education curriculum and wrote his A-Level examinations in Biology, Chemistry, Computer Science, Physics, Mathematics, and Further Mathematics. He also took IGCSE German on the side since one of his favorite hobbies is language learning. Though he is South African-born, he is originally Egyptian, and so he also speaks Arabic; he recently started learning Mandarin too, since he is interested in taking that as a subject at Harvard.
His areas of interest include Artificial Intelligence, Quantum Computing, Biological engineering and research and he intends to explore research a bit more at Harvard University. Nureldin also worked together with Iqraa Trust to start The Iqraa Institute initiative, which aimed to provide youth with an accessible and free introduction to coding and computer science. This programme has ended, since Nureldin moved to the U.S.
In his free time, Nureldin enjoys reading and writing fiction and poetry, rowing, classical music, and coding.
Iqraa Trust Staff with Nureldin Mohamed
Thiren Naidoo & Nirav Ramjuguth
Iqraa Trust had the pleasure of sponsoring 2 brilliant learners, Thiren Naidoo, and Nirav Ramjuguthfrom Durban Boys High School. The learners were identified by the school as being high achievers and demonstrated distinct skills and levels of understanding in Mathematics, Physical Science, Accounting, and Information Technology.
Nirav Ramjuguth’s hobbies and interests include reading, learning new languages, public speaking, and debating. He aspires to become a Biomedical Engineer and is passionate about developing medical equipment and technology that can advance and improve the health of individuals.
Thiren Naidoo’s hobbies include reading, coding, and sports. Thiren intends to pursue a career in Computer Science and is currently learning more about artificial intelligence, machine learning, programming, and robotics.
Both learners have proven to be more able than they appear to progress significantly beyond their