Our Team

The BRICKS 4 KIDZ® model was founded by Michelle Cote in St. Augustine, Florida. Michelle initially started an after-school Spanish class in the spring of 2008, and then thought to herself, “My son loves to play with LEGO® – maybe I could lead a creative science LEGO® after-school workshop too”.  Michelle launched both the after-school Spanish class and the LEGO® workshop.  She had three children sign up for the Spanish class, but 35 children signed up for the LEGO® workshop!

Today BRICKS 4 KIDZ® has over 750 locations in 45 countries. BRICKS 4 KIDZ® is a Child Safe Child Friendly organisation and our number one priority in any activity is the safety of children under our supervision.  Our Child Safe Child Friendly policy is available here for download.

Meet the team in Dubai!

Lulu Boutruche

Lulu was born in France, in Haute-Savoie, on the French-Swiss boarder near Geneva, where she grew up. After studying a diploma of Communication & Advertising in Grenoble, Lulu decided to add languages to her education and moved to Bristol in the UK for a year, then to Dusseldorf in Germany for another year, to become fluent in English and German. Lulu then decided to move to Asia, where she spent the following 16 years working in Hong Kong, Beijing and Singapore; 10 of those years being spent working for a large global bank.

Lulu is married to Brett and has two boys aged 16 and 11. She and her husband decided to relocate to Sydney at the end of 2014 and established BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Eastern Suburbs, committing themselves to develop and deliver a great concept.

In November 2016, Lulu and her family relocated to Dubai and she joined BRICKS 4 KIDZ® Dubai team, as Operating & Centre Manager.

Lulu’s Working With Children Check number is WWC0489049E. Lulu has the Education and Care First Aid qualification from St John Ambulance Australia, endorsed by the Australian Children’s Education & Care Quality Authority (ACECQA).


Sonia Dsouza

Sonia graduated from Srinivas Institute Of Technology as a Computer Science Engineer. She believes in excellence and is always fascinated by the latest news in the world of science, technology, and robotics.


Murudula Nair

Mrudulaa  grew up in Dubai and did her Schooling From Our Own English High School, Dubai and graduated BE(Hons) Electronics And Communication From Birla Institute Of Technology And Science Pilani, Dubai.  She is passionate about teaching robotics to young kids.


Shahed Bagwan

Shahed is our Program Manager; he is an excellent facilitator of Science and Technologies. He is passionate for Lego and Mindstorms Robotics. Since 2009 Shahed has been a part of training students in Robotics, specializing in competition training such as World Robot Olympiads and FIRST. Shahed has traveled world and represented Team India 7 times as international coach for teams traveling to represent India in World Robot Olympiads (WRO) and First Lego League Robotics Competition (FLL) and he is also a Coach of 9 international wins.

Ajmal Alavi

Ajmal is our Robotics Facilitator & comes to Bricks 4 Kidz Dubai UAE from Evobi Automation where he was a senior project mentor managing and growing the team in Delhi, Bangalore and Kochi. He was instrumental in designing the framework and curriculum for a robotic program which is currently used in 45+ schools in India. He has a degree in Electronics and Communication engineering from Visvesvaraya Technology University, Karnataka and he loves to stay in touch with the latest technology.


Christopher Rego

Chris is the managing partner of Decillion Soft Inc. a top of the line IT services provider delivering intelligent business solutions driven by technology to many clients in USA.


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