Inspiring Success Stories
Adam Mohamed is one of our brilliant students 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. This year Adam was awarded a bursary 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 ours. 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 Adam and Naseem, 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, and Biological engineering. During his matriculation year, he independently wrote and published a research paper titled "Possible phenotypic impact on the thymus via VNS influences on the serotonin-mediated regulation of the GnRH pulse generator" in the Young Global Scientists Journal. He has also written other research papers about preventing donor tissue rejection and cancer treatment, and he intends to explore research a bit more at Harvard University. Nureldin also worked together with the Iqraa Trust to start the Iqraa Institute initiative, which aimed to provide youth with an accessible and free introduction to coding and computer science. In his free time, Nureldin enjoys reading and writing fiction and poetry, rowing, classical music, and coding.
Iqraa Trust Staff with Nureldin Mohamed