Thameez Ahmad Bodhanya, born and raised in Durban (Kwa-Zulu Natal), completed his high-school career at the Orient Islamic School. Thameez then went on to graduate from the University of Kwa-Zulu Natal with a Bachelor of Science (Double-Major) in Computer Science. He also holds a post-graduate Diploma in Advanced Islamic Sciences from the Madina Institute, and has spent time at the Sung Kyon Kwon University of Korea.
In 2020, Thameez joined the ASRI Future Leaders Fellowship Programme, and more recently completed a course in Management Essentials from the Harvard Business School. Currently Thameez is employed as a Site Reliability Engineer and spends his spare time as an active Wildland Firefighter and First-Aider for the Volunteer Wildfire Services (Newlands Base), while holding positions in various alumni executive bodies.
The ASRI future leaders programme seems to offer many things to many people. For me, it offered a unique opportunity to dive headfirst into the social sciences. Presented in a highly dense manner by experts in their respective fields, this program allowed me to gain an appreciation for the “soft” sciences, gain new dimensions from which to view the world, and better understand the underlying make-up of the various systems our society is built-upon. Each day offered a new learning and allowed me to engage with content and knowledge entirely foreign to me, while allowing me to dive deeper on specific points of interest to me
I appreciated the diversity offered, in the lesson content, in the revolving-door of expert facilitators who made each session feel fresh and interesting, and finally in the diversity of thought offered by the rest of the cohort.