SABIS® Holds Summer Academy for PPP Teachers

Sep 2014 #Academics
Participants at the SABIS® Summer Academy pose for a group photo

In line with its commitment to raise overall education standards around the world, SABIS® held its annual three-week Summer Academy for English teachers from seven public-private partnership (PPP) schools in Kurdistan.  Twenty-nine (29) English teachers from Fakhir Mergasori International School, Sarwaran International School, Sardam International School, Kalar International School, Suleimaniah International School, Soran International School, and Zakho International School traveled to Lebanon to attend the training from June 30 to July 18, 2014.

Over the three-week period, attendees participated in extensive training in the delivery of the new English curriculum as well as in the use of the SABIS Point System® for the effective delivery of academic material. Training also focused on the further development of attendees’ English language skills. The focus and content of all sessions were in line with SABIS®’s commitment to contributing to capacity building in Kurdistan as a means to contribute to shaping the future of the region.

“The participants gained valuable exposure to the curriculum they will be teaching in the upcoming academic year as well as training from seasoned teachers within the SABIS® School Network,” said Ghassan Kansou, SABIS® Vice President – Academic Development. “I am confident that, upon their return, the teachers will be even more confident and effective in the classroom.”

During their stay in Lebanon, participants had the opportunity to experience the sights and sounds of their host country with visits to historical sites.  The program culminated with an award ceremony at which SABIS® President, Mr. Carl Bistany, presented participants with certificates of program completion. 

For more information about SABIS® member PPP schools in Kurdistan, visit

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