Welcome Message



Stories of Survival

In these presentations, survivors of COVID-19 will share their first-hand accounts of contracting, managing and treating the virus.

Mr. Rob McDowell

Mr. Christopher Cuomo

Mr. Sayf Abdeen ’19

Action Steps

  • Choose at least one video to watch. Then consider, how did this account of living with COVID-19 conform and/or diverge from your expectations? What are effects of the virus on an experiential, human level? Share your thoughts on Facebook or Twitter with the hashtag #COVID19KA.


  • Interview with Al Ghad newspaper by COVID-19 survivor and King’s Academy mother Ms. Yumna Abu Hassan.


Day 1: Tuesday, April 21

09:45 - 10:45
Opening Plenary: What Is COVID-19?

11:30 - 12:30
Understanding: STEM Perspectives

Stories of Survival

14:00 - 15:00
Understanding: Arts and Humanities Perspectives

Day 2: Wednesday, April 22

09:30 - 10:30
Overview and Plenary Session

10:30 - 11:15
Synthesis and Application: Guests

11:45 - 12:30
Synthesis and Application: King’s Academy Faculty

13:30 - 14:15
Closing Plenary

Closing Notes and Charge