Meet 5 Kids
Osama is a 2007 graduate of ASD, and currently attends the University
of Alberta, Canada. He was born in Kuwait City, Kuwait, but claims
Palestine as his nationality. His interests are playing soccer, tennis,
and golf - look out Tiger Woods! His favorite restaurant when he lived
in Doha was T.G.I.Fridays, as long as his friends were there to hang
out with him. Osama feels that ASD is a great place for an education,
and to meet people from all over the world.
Stephanie is in 11th grade at ASD. Among her favorite pastimes are:
hanging out with her friends in compounds, going to beaches and the
dunes, watching movies, playing and performing music and just generally
getting involved in the community. And involved she is! She plays the
bass in the school’s concert band, and is a member of the Doha
Community Orchestra. She does not have a favorite subject at school,
because she finds something to like about all of her subjects. Once she
graduates, Stephanie plans to become an engineer, but is not limiting
herself to only one possible career goal, since she loves music and
When it comes to eating out, Stephanie enjoys local juice stalls,
shawarma stands, Indian food, and sushi. She loves the ASD community
and recommends that newcomers refrain from judging Doha by its crazy
construction and hectic traffic. Stephanie was born in Texas, and has
lived in the US, England, and Qatar. Her favorite place to visit is
Rome, Italy. She had an incredible experience at the Vatican, and loved
the food in Italy.
As-Salāmu `Alaykum! My name is Jassim and I am a 7th
grader at the American School of Doha.
I was born in Qatar, but also lived four years of my life in Boston,
Washington and Virginia in the United States. That was my childhood.
Since my Dad is a diplomat, it means our family travels and lives in
lots of places. My favorite subject
is social studies, because I love learning about history and politics, and the
real world. It interests me to
know how things work, how people interact, grow and continue to change over
time. I have been back in Doha and
at ASD since pre-kindergarten. ASD
is my home. It is amazing to see
how this school has grown and changed.
We started in port-a-cabins, and now look at the campus! ASD is sort of like a beanbag, it is so
warm and comfortable… you fit right in!
It is hard not to make friends here. People are welcoming and relaxed!
Jeroen is in second grade this year. He was born in Amsterdam, the
Netherlands, and has lived in Canada and Qatar. His two favorite places
to visit are Kenya, because of its billions of animals, and Canada,
where his best friend lives. Holland is very special to him, too,
because his grandparents live there. During the school year, he loves
to go to the desert and see wild dogs. He also enjoys going to the
beach, and taking sailing lessons. Among his favorite activities at
school are working with computers, playing at recess, and participating
in gym and swimming. His preferred classes are art, P.E., and math.
When he grows up, Jeroen plans to become either an artist, or a baker
with his own bakery. Jeroen’s wise advice for students coming to Doha
is, “whenever you move, you need to make the new place home.”
Megan is in kindergarten this year. She was born in China and is a
citizen of Canada. She has lived in China, Canada, and Qatar, and her
favorite place to visit is China. She likes all of the restaurants in
Doha, because she likes all kinds of food, especially apples. Her
favorite class at ASD is homeroom, with Mrs. La Seur. When she grows
up, she plans to become a doctor, since she likes to help people get
well. Megan thinks Doha is a good place to live, because the people
here are nice. She also thinks the kids play nicely here, and her
welcome message to new students is “I would love to play with you.”