Ussama RQ. – Founder / Director
Ussama RQ. came up with the idea of Candy Club with a vision of bringing a paradigm shift in the educational system in Pakistan. Having his educational background in Visual Arts, Philosophy & Education he is a visiting faculty in a number of the leading schools of Karachi; including The Karachi Grammar, Haque Academy, The Learning Tree, etc. Trying to eliminate the structural difference in the education system of Pakistan and to strengthening his abilities he also became a part of KDSP (Karachi Down Syndrome Program) facilitation team and has been conducting several teacher training programs at DUHS (Dow University of Health Sciences – Autism Unit). Having a three year research and study through Candy Club’s educational collaboration with multiple institutes, a professional advisory board and a strong capable team he vows to take forward Candy Club School; with a mission of healthy and balanced education throughout the country.
Adeel Hasan – Co-Founder / Director
Adeel Hassan having a vast experience in the field of corporate services his instinct of ‘guiding the troubled’ helped him reach the path he was seeking. With scientific background and being a sports enthusiast, his strive towards the betterment of the education finally landed him in the education and social service sector where he took on different roles as a counselor, facilitator, teacher and coach at various schools like Nixor College, L2L etc. Moving forward as an educational counselor he knew the glitch in the system and kept moving forward with his struggle to work for it. In 2015 he was introduced to the idea of Candy Club and its research program to which he instantly agreed to take forward and ever since he has been the driving force of Candy Club.
Talat Syed – Head of Studies
Talat Syed is armed with 30 years of global educational experience, she believes in providing education which goes well beyond classrooms. Having taught in various schools which include Froebel’s International School (Isl) and DHA as a Teacher, Coordinator, Vice-principal and Principal at the latter, she was instrumental in its growth. Ms Talat with a rich local experience brings constant innovation and adaptation to the world around us. She was also involved with Syed Publishers in revamping the Federal Board Curriculum. She is thoroughly committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of our students and continues to shape children to be confident, independent lifelong learners and challenge them to make a difference.
Zulqurnain Hasan – Advisor
Zulqurnain Hasan has worked in the financial services industry in Multiple Countries / Regions around the world including United States, Middle East, Hong Kong and Pakistan. He has worked in some of the largest financial organizations in the world such as HSBC and Wells Fargo Bank. Additionally Mr Hasan has an MBA degree in Finance and Strategy from Olin Business School in the United States.
Mr Hasan is deeply involved in the strategy and long term planning of the Candy Club. He wants to ensure that Candy Club grows but at the same time stays true to its core values and beliefs and benefits the community as much as it benefits the students coming to learn and have fun.
Rohaan Syed – Projects Designer
Rohaan Syed is an electrical and electronic engineering student at the University of Nottingham, U.K & due to graduate in 2019 (tbd). By having gone through the UK education system, Rohaan is able to provide insightful ideas and teaching methods mainly focusing on science and the physics of electricity and electronics. In addition to this, he can explore different styles of teaching based on personal experience. Rohaan is excited in helping children find empowerment and self-confidence through education. It is a passion of his to help people achieve their goals and learn new things. Rohaan believes strongly in good mental well-being and the impact mental illness has on a person and how it affects them.
He has a strong background of working in the corporate sector; with a decade and a half in the field of airlines. He changed direction and went into the voluntary sector and charitable work in 1992. He has been a part of many reputable aid agencies including the humanitarian wing of the UN & Muslim Aid Islamic Relief Convoy of Mercy.
For the last fifteen years he has also worked in the Community based sector therefore is a community leader as well as an activist.
Mr. Mazhary is also a TEFL and CELTA Qualified trainer and has a good command on multiple languages such as French, German, Arabic, Turkish, Persian, Spanish, etc. He also is an extensive traveler and learner. He has travelled over 90 countries around the globe across the 5 continents and vows to enhance and keep Candy Club updated with the educational developments going around the globe.