UAE: The Indian Academy (TIA), part of the LEAMS education group, announced that three of its students have advanced to the semi-finals in the international School Sport Federation (ISF) Under-15 World School Sport Games in Belgrade, Serbia.
ISF Under-15 World School Sport Games is a recognised multi-sport international tournament for teenagers, with 42 countries competing across 14 sports. UAE badminton stars – Dhiren Ayyappan (Grade XI), Dev Ayyappan (Grade XI), and Trisha Mukund Joshi (Grade X) will be playing in the boys/girls singles semi-finals representing the UAE on September 16 and 17.
TIA recently announced its second sports scholarship programme for the academic year 2021 – 22 – allowing students to achieve their athletic pursuits along with their academic goals. Susan Rubin Varghese, Principal said, “We are so proud of our students and thrilled to be part of their sports journey. They have worked really hard despite the current circumstances. The Indian Academy provides a stimulating environment for all the students, identifying and nurturing their potential from early development stages. The beneficiaries of the programme are supported with asynchronous lessons and individual attention to bridge learning gaps.”
In addition, Sujan Sai (Grade XII) will be playing in the International Gymnasiade School Summer Games in China in November.