COBIS Awards three exceptional Doha College students
Doha College is proud to announce that the Council of British International School (COBIS) recognised three of its students by presenting them with the “Student Achievement Award.” These awards recognise outstanding individual achievements or contributions to an aspect of school or community life.
Students could be nominated for the award for a number of reasons, including but not limited to:
Exceptional academic achievement
Commitment to a charitable cause
Commitment to environmental sustainability
Significant contribution to the wider life of the school
Significant contribution to the wider community
A remarkable demonstration of compassion or kindness
Resilience in the face of adversity
Shiven, who was in Year 6 at the time of his nomination, was selected by Qatar's Ministry of Communications and Information Technology to attend the UN convention on Least Developed Countries at the Qatar National Convention Centre. This was a great honour, as only a handful of students were chosen to attend. Shiven was asked to participate due to his passion for developing Artificial Intelligence (AI) and how this could support and drive the UN's sustainability goals as part of initiatives in Qatar. Through discussions with those at the event, Shiven plans to further develop how AI can benefit people's lives by hosting workshops and classes.
Karan Murthi, Year 11, received the COBIS award for “Commitment to a charitable cause.” Karan has shown an outstanding commitment to helping others. He has led a book club for children in India during the summer, showcasing his dedication to education and empowering others to help children read. He works in rural areas of poorer states to impact change in areas with the most significant need alongside NGO Healing Fields, focusing on improving health. He has also worked with Afghan refugee children hosted in Qatar through Generation Amazing, using football to promote underlying principles of gender equality, communication, leadership, teamwork and inclusivity through its programmes.
Elizabeth Dodds, also in Year 11, received the COBIS award for “Resilience in the face of adversity.” Elizabeth has shown exceptional resilience in the face of adversity. Despite being diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Elizabeth's determination and perseverance have been an inspiration to everyone around her. She has excelled academically and has become an incredible role model for her peers. Elizabeth's contribution to Doha College’s Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion Programme has been outstanding. She has been a tireless advocate for disability rights and has actively educated others about disabilities, creating a significant impact within the school community and beyond.
Shiven, Karan, and Elizabeth exemplify the values we strive to instil in our students at Doha College. Their achievements are a testament to their dedication, passion, and resilience. We are incredibly proud of them and are confident that they will continue to make a positive impact in the world."
David Tongue, Principal