Knowledge Oman, the knowledge sharing platform in the sultanate, has announced the appointment of Balqees Sulieman al Hassani effective from August 29. Balqees heads the Well-Being and Student Support Services of Al Sahwa Schools, one of the leading international private schools in sultanate.
“Bridging the gap between the academia and the industry is one of the important areas of Knowledge Oman where our focus is to bring valuable knowledge from the industry closer to the students and the society as a whole. Balqees’ appointment is a strategic move and her rich experience, passion for education and leadership abilities will no doubt strengthen Knowledge Oman’s participation in developing a knowledge-based society,” said Tariq al Barwani, founder of Knowledge Oman.
A graduate of science from Sultan Qaboos University, Balqees has over 15 years of experience in education, serving as a laboratory technician, teaching general sciences to students, moving up the ladder to becoming the Pastoral coordinator for the upper secondary school, to being promoted as assistant principal of Al Sahwa Schools. Balqees was a member of the senior leadership team of Al Sahwa Schools.
She currently serves as Al Sahwa Schools’ head of Well-Being and Student Support Services.
“I am honoured with the appointment and I look forward to collaborate with industries to enrich society with educational value that is the cornerstone of Oman’s wealth and development,” said Balqees.
Knowledge Oman has attracted more than 700 volunteers that initiated 74 projects which received more than 80,000 registrations and has partnered with 35 local and international organisations that impacted over 130,000 people.
Knowledge Oman has received multiple regional and international awards for projects that contributed to society since 2008.
The appointment follows Knowledge Oman’s practice and commitment of empowering members with equal opportunities continuously to lead and support community development.