IPSEF Speakers

Mariam M. Al-Kassab

Founder/Managing Director, Kidz Venture Early Learning Centre

Kidz Venture’s Founding Director Mariam Al Kassab’s desire for learning introduced her to the world of Montessori Education. Originally from Baghdad, Iraq, Mariam and her family lived most of their lives in Canada where she pursued her schooling, ultimately attaining her degree in Montessori Teaching from North American Montessori College. Mariam’s experience and expertise in this area grew while she assisted in setting up schools while living in Vancouver, BC.

As a corporate employee, Mariam worked toward establishing a school that nurtured capable, confident and self-assured children in an environment that supports these goals, leading her to a vision that is inspires anyone who works by her side and a mission that will never be crushed.

In 2007, her shift to Dubai brought about an enrolment into a Masters Degree majoring in International Business. After 3 years of continuous attempts to find the perfect location for her dream Kids’ Edutainment Centre, Mariam has decided to open her first branch in Ibn Battuta Mall, Dubai, in 2011. After 3 challenging years and surpassing every obstacle, Mariam will be opening the doors of her second branch partnering with the Double Tree Hilton Hotel on the Walk in JBR as their Kids' Club, and expanding into a third in Beverly Hills, California plus back home in British Columbia and Alberta is due to open late 2015/2016.

Kidz Venture is the amalgamation of 11 years of vision and hands on experience of a compassionate human being with a desire to give back to society and make a difference in the world