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Coastweek-- Junior participants: Dhruv Shah, Naman Shah and Lakhvir Sohal with Burch Wang, one of the organisers of WSC during the award ceremony.
Oshwal Students Mombasa at World Scholars Cup!

Coastweek-- Three students from Oshwal Academy Mombasa stole the show at this year’s World Scholars Cup (WSC) global round held in Athens, Greece from the 19th – 23 rd of July by emerging as the top junior team in Africa and 34th team overall from a crowded field of over 2oo teams.

For over 3 days, the scholars were involved in team debates, collaborative writing, scholar’s challenge and scholar’s bowl against participants from 41 countries globally.

The content of these academic events were drawn from 6 subject areas under the theme: An unlikely world.

Here students explore guiding questions in History, Technology, Literature, Science and Arts and Music and then apply them comp-etitively and collaboratively through debating, writing and problem solving.

The aim of these events is to inspire in every student a love for learning, confidence in new skills and a sense of global citizenship.

The junior team trio consisting of Lakhvir Sohal, Dhruv Shah and Naman Shah all of year 9 class won all their debates and garnered a total of 33 medals to book a place in the Tournament of Champions to be held in November this year at the prestigious Yale University.

The Tournament of Champions (TOC) brings together qualifying teams from global rounds.


  Coastweek-- Senior participants [from left] are Manal Dhora, Deep Shah and Zainab Omar with the Alpacas, medals and trophies they won at the WSC in Athens. Congratulations to the teams, their teachers and parents for making this happen.

Lakhvir Sohal was the top scholar in Africa with a total of 14 medals whereas Naman Shah and Dhruv Shah were 6th and 11th positions respectively.

The senior team comprising of Zainab Omar, Manal Dhora and Deep Shah did not disappoint either as they also won all their 3 debates and garnered the required points to also qualify for the Tour-nament of Champions.

Zainab scooped 4 medals whereas Manal and Deep had 3 medals respectively.

Manal, a participant in the senior category student said this about the whole event: “It was quite an experience sharing with the world what I know, the information and lessons I have learnt.” Describing her journey at WSC, she added.

“I was able to interact with new cultures by learning different perspectives on global issues and truly, as one man once said, a mind that is stretched by new experiences can never go back to its old dimension.”

Fellow senior category team mate, Deep Shah had this to say: “WSC was an extraordinary experience because every student was challenging the other yet, we were all strangers to each other.

“We met people from diverse cultures and backgrounds with different perspectives, and this was truly a good combination for learning.”

According to Zainab Omar, “WSC was a fun way of learning. In the senior category we started with the scholars challenge then later collaborative writing but what stood out for me was the scholar’s ball where everyone took to the floor celebrating their diverse nature through dance.” Sounding very excited, Dhruv Shah added: “My team and I are looking forward to the experience at Tournament of Champions at Yale University.

For Lakhvir Sohal, the top junior scholar in Africa, “This platform is different from other competitions because I was able to see potential and talent in my competitors and, I learnt some-times it is not a must you be the best in everything and still, anyone can succeed.”

Naman Shah, fellow junior team mate added, “This was extremely exhilarating and unforgettable for us. We look forward to being at Yale.”

The World Scholar’s Cup (abbreviated as WSC) is an international enrichment initiative founded in 2007 as a platform aimed at celebrating the ability of students of all backgrounds from both public and private schools.

The school looks forward to participating at the Tournament of Champions at Yale University, in the USA in November 2017.

Coastweek-- Oshwal Academy Mombasa World Scholar’s Cup team (Junior and Senior participants) with the Alpacas, medals and trophies they won at the WSC in Athens. Seen [from right] Joseph Muia (H.O.D. Modern languages and Creative and performing Arts) with students Dhruv Shah, Naman Shah, Lakhvir Sohal, Manal Dhora, Zainab Omar and Deep Shah.

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