Local Advisory Board Deputy Chairman
Hello, my name is Bushra Kassouma. I’m very proud to be part of the Local Advisory Board at GEMS Founders School.
By profession, I’m an audiologist (a professional specialized in helping people with hearing loss). I work in hearLIFE Clinic, a clinic in Dubai Healthcare City. I have a PG-Dip in rehabilitative audiology and a BSc (Hons) in both audiology and speech-language therapy.
I’m also the mother of two beautiful boys. My eldest son has special needs and is enrolled in the inclusion program here at GEMS Founders School. It’s amazing to see how much he has flourished since the beginning of last year. This was possible due to the genuine commitment from the leadership team at GFS in creating an inclusive environment at the school, his excellent class teacher and wonderful, caring LSA (Learning Support Assistant) and our partnership (as parents) with the school. We all worked together as a team, and as a result, my little man continues to surprise us all each day in the progress he makes.
I believe this is possible for all our children and their families. I'd like to help the school in encouraging parents to work hand-in-hand with the members of the GFS team, to ensure that each child reaches their full potential and has a lot of fun along the way.
I'd also like to help raise awareness in our school community to the importance of understanding and accepting individuals different from ourselves, as I believe this is an invaluable quality for all members of society.