8580 No.5 Road
Richmond, B.C
Canada, V6Y 2V4

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Zahida Dhalla

Sr. Zahida was born in Uganda and moved to Hamburg, Germany at an early age.  She completed her schooling and achieved a post secondary major in Import/Export.  Her specialty was logistics and documentation and has worked with large shipping and brokerage companies worldwide.  In this capacity, she has had the opportunity to travel to and work with other shipping port cities worldwide.  She is fluent in German, English, Gujrati, Spanish, and French.

Sr. Zahida got married in 1995 when she moved to Canada. Edmonton being her first Canadian destination, quickly introduced her to the stifling winters that Canada had to offer.  She has lived in several Canadian cities since then. While working for a logistics company in Edmonton, she had her first child and from that time has enthusiastically developed and nurtured a passion for the education and development of children.

Sr. Zahida is an active member of the Az-Zahraa community.  She has been a primary grade Madrasah teacher for nearly 10 years and has held positions and assisted in various committees.

Sr. Zahida has been at Az-Zahraa Islamic Academy since the 2006 academic year, and as a learning assistant, she has been able to combine her passion for teaching, art, languages, and children, in order to teach and motivate the students with learning difficulties.

When not in school, you will likely find Sr. Zahida raising her two children, cooking, baking, reading, playing badminton, or hiking some of the obscure trails in the lower mainland.  Not all at once, of course!