Staff Profile: Sanku Mondal

As our school community grows we will be sharing staff profiles to get to know members of our school family a little better. Each week we will feature a member of staff across all areas of the school including teachers, admin staff, support staff and more.

Our profile this week is Sanku Mondal, who parents will be familiar with as the face serving behind our cafe The Hub. Below Sanku gives us a snapshot into his background and how he came to work at BIS:

I was born in Mandanpur, India in a small village. As I stayed in a small community for ages, to come to Abu Dhabi was a miracle in my life.

Firstly, I am a graduate in BSc in Catering Science and Hotel Management.
After my graduation I was unemployed for some time. The job which I got after a long time was not paying me enough salary, which was depressing and sad for me. As I am the bread winner for my family, the salary that I used to get was not enough.

Then, I got an opportunity to work with Keita. I was always looking for a proper platform to show my talent and utilise my skills. Then I joined as a waiter in BIS Abu Dhabi in 2016. I got the chance to learn many things here which resulted in growing myself personally and professionally. I am really happy that within a limited period I was given a chance to work as a captain.

My background was not a happy one, due to the poor and struggle life I lived. My father struggled a lot to give us a proper education and a house to live in. I am here today only because of my father and because of his dream to see me be a capable person I am here today. So, I would like to thank my father.

I would also like to thank BIS Abu Dhabi for giving me the opportunity to work. All the staff who are working here are very supportive and make me feel like this place is home. I would like to thank Mr. Horne, and Mr. Benjamin for their kind support to make me happy whenever I am feeling sad. They have always treated me as their family member.

As I also like to play cricket, I am getting chance to play with BIS Abu Dhabi Cricket team. I love to listen music and make new friends.