SABIS® Alumni Making a Difference
SABIS® Network schools are known around the world for giving students a strong academic foundation – knowledge and skills that students can build upon as they pursue success. The reputation of the network’s schools, however, does not stop there. Schools in the network are also recognized for setting students on the path to become responsible, caring, conscientious, global citizens, a journey that continues after graduation and throughout life.
Members of the SABIS® Alumni Global Association (SAGA) exemplify the longevity of values they learned while at school. Working together as chapters of alumni associations, members organize events that give back to their communities. An example of a particularly impactful alumni event comes from the International School of Choueifat in Choueifat, Lebanon.
On Wednesday, March 11, 2015, the ISC-Choueifat Alumni Association (ISCAA) organized a movie premiere for the film “Run All Night,” raising funds through ticket sales for the Children’s Cancer Center of Lebanon (CCCL). Special guests in attendance at the event included SABIS® third generation leader, Mrs. Leila Saad, the ISCAA president, Mr. Fadi Abboud, and Mrs. Hana Chaar Choueib, Class of 1989 and the general manager of the CCCL. A large number of ISC-Choueifat graduates also attended the premiere and were happy to participate in raising funds for a good cause.
“Our school instilled in us the desire to give back to our community and to make a difference,” said Alumna Dr. Raya Saab (Class of 1992). “This desire to give back has remained with us and we continue to live by it long after having graduated from our alma mater.”
Dr. Raya Saab is joined by over 7,500 graduates from the global SABIS® Network who are members of SAGA. Through SAGA chapters and alumni associations, SABIS® alumni benefit from a valuable platform that allows them to give back to their communities and network with other SAGA members long after graduation day.
For more information about the ISC-Choueifat Alumni Association and to view additional pictures from the fundraising event, visit iscalumni.com. For information about the SABIS® Alumni Global Association (SAGA), visit saga.sabis.net.