About Bidoune

Derived from the word Bidouin, Bidoune is a nickname Teshil Gangaram had during his high school days at College Du Saint Esprit. It's about having a nomadic lifestyle that is all about change and having constantly new experiences. After all, change is the only constant.

Teshil is an Engineer by formation, an educator by training, a mountaineer by hobby, a magician in his free time and rides a unicycle when he has nothing else to do. His classmates at Oxford awarded him the renaissance man of the year award for being good at many things. He was awarded the Rector's shield back in his high School for being an all-rounder.

Teshil feels very lucky to have achieved what he has done so far. His dream is to make sure that all young people who grow up have similar opportunities and possibilities ahead of them. Teshil's time as an Outward Bound Instructor allowed him to use the outdoor as a medium to build the character of young people. He is currently an Outdoor Education Specialist at United World College South East Asia and a Senior Coach at Forest School Singapore.

He also wishes to push the sport of rock climbing and mountaineering in Mauritius as well as climb all the peaks in Mauritius (a concept he coined the Mauritius Grand Slam). He has currently done 52 of them. With no official list, he counts all the small peaks, which totals around 80.

Through this blog, you will be able to follow what Teshil is up to, both in the adventure scene as well as the education one.
Below is a list of skills and accreditation that Teshil has acquired over the years. Feel free to contact him if you wish to work with him.
Academic Achievement
1. Masters in Business Administration (MBA) from Oxford Said Business School (SBS), class of 2018

2. Dean's list at Oxford Said Business school

3. Postgraduate Certificate in Education (International) - PGCEi, University of Nottingham

4. Renaissance Man of the year award at Oxford SBS

5. Bachelor of Engineering (B.Eng) 2nd upper Honours, National University of Singapore (NUS)

6. Dean's list at National University of Singapore (NUS)

7. Rector's shield at College Du Saint Esprit

Soft Skills
1. Advanced Certificate in Experiential Learning - from Outward Bound Singapore

2. Certified NLP (Neuro-Linguistic Programming) practitioner

3. Certificate of Achievement: Working with Children with special needs: Introduction to attention deficit hyperactive disorder - From Singapore Social Service Institute

4. Certificate of Achievement: Working with Children with special needs: Overview of Intellectual disability, multiple disabilities and developmental delay- From Singapore Social Service Institute

5. Green Educators Onsite Program - Green School Bali

Climbing Proficiency
1. Sport Climbing Instructor CAT 1 (Able to teach and certify SNCS 1,2,3 and SNAS 1,2)

2. IRATA (Industrial Rope Access Trade Association) Level 1

3. Mountain Leader (ML)

4. SNCS (Singapore National Climbing standard) level 1, 2, 3

5. SNAS (Singapore National Abseiling standard) level 1, 2, 3

6. Tropical Mountain + Walking Leader Proficiency (TMLP)

7. 21 days Basic Mountaineering course in Indian Himalayas

8. 5 days Winter Mountaineering course in Scotland

9. 5 days Traditional climbing and Big Wall climbing course in Blue Mountains, Australia

10. Wall Activity Supervisor, Singapore Mountaineering Federation

Kayaking Proficiency
1. Singapore Canoe Federation 1, 2, and 3 star award

2. Singapore Canoe Federation 4 star open water award

3. American Canoe Association L3 Kayak Trip Leader Assessment
Wilderness Medicine
1. National Outdoor Leadership School (NOLS) Wilderness Advance First Aid (WAFA)

2. Mental Health First Aid, Changi General Hospital
Life Saving
1.White Water Rescue Techinican - Professional by Rescue 3 International

2. Singapore Life Saving Society (SLSS) Level 1, 2 and 3 award

3. SLSS Bronze Medallion Award

4. SLSS Patrol Lifeguard Award
Sailing Proficiency
Singapore Sailing Federation Sailing level 1
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