The Hamilton International School (Hamilton) recently hosted a special assembly with Qatar’s first female golfer, Yasmian Al Sharshani.

Yasmian spoke to the students about her passion for golf and how it has enabled her to pursue her dreams. Aiming to inspire students, the assembly focused on Hamilton’s core mission and vision to ignite their students’ passion to pursue their potential.

Over 200 students attended the assembly, and listened to Yasmian as she talked to them about the importance of being passionate about something and working hard to achieve it. Yasmian shared her journey as a woman in sports, the lessons she learned so far, and how they groomed her to be the person that she is today. Students were also given the opportunity to ask questions, enjoy golf demonstrations and take pictures with the Qatari golfing star.

According to Yasmian, it is very important to show young people that it is possible to follow your dreams and make a living out of it.

Our generation was conditioned to more traditional career paths. It is, therefore, our responsibility to change that notion and show the youth that there are many opportunities ahead of them, and encourage them to dream big.

Yasmian is an international golfer and the first ever Arab woman to obtain a master’s degree from the International Olympic Academy based in Greece, with a thesis that focused on women and sports in Qatar. Through her speaking engagements and professional competitions all around the world as a representative of Qatar, Yasmian had the opportunity to meet golfing icons such as Tiger Woods and dignitaries like the President of Greece. She is also the first Qatari woman to win an award in leadership and sports in 2013 from Qatar International Business Forum.

Yasmian is an advocate for women and children in sports, and participates in workshops and events where she can encourage them to follow their passion and undertake sports.

Terry Senior, Principal of Hamilton, said that it was such an honour to host Yasmian.

We look forward to hosting more events that will inspire and entertain our students and keep them engaged and motivated.

Hamilton launched in Doha in August 2019, offering International Early Years Curriculum (IEYC) and the International Primary Curriculum (IPC), which is taught in over 2,000 schools across 98 countries. In September 2020, Hamilton is opening their Middle School Grades 6 – 8 which will also offer the International Middle Years Curriculum (IMYC) whilst embedding the core of the US curriculum standards.

High School students will graduate with either an IB Diploma or a High School Diploma recognised by NEASC, a US accreditation organisation. The school will cater to children from ages three to 14 years old (Pre-KG to Grade 8).

To learn more about Hamilton, visit hamiltoninternationalschool.qa.