Karishma Chugani

Karishma Chugani is the Director of Alumni Relations and Communications at the American International school of Lagos, Nigeria since February 2016, where she started the alumni relations department and has since then, grown the community to over 2,000 active members on online platforms, has developed programming for alumni to return and lead mentorship sessions with the existing students through career-style events and athletics, and connected with alumni worldwide through in-person reunions. Karishma has most recently spearheaded the brand redesign and communications strategy for the school and is currently working on building a strategic plan for advancement and fundraising in line with the school’s mission. She attended American International School of Lagos, Nigeria (1992-1996), American Embassy School, New Delhi, India (1996-1997), and ACS International School, UK (1997-1999). She graduated with an Honors Bachelor of Arts in Political Science, Sociology, and a Minor in Psychology from the University of Toronto, in Canada.
Realising the True Potential of International Schools

Realising the True Potential of International Schools

As women of colour, we have seen racism manifest itself in our personal and professional lives. As products of international schools, we have also benefited from the tremendous privilege of being educated in world-class institutions and being exposed to many cultures, religions, and ethnicities from an early age. While there are many examples of the good work and progress that have been made by international schools to address racism, there are many others that continue to shelter an environment of racial inequity. The protests around the world provide a moment of reckoning and a teachable moment and we ask that the systems that govern international schools do better.

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