On November 21, 2015, the SABIS Student Life Organization® (SLO®) Sports & Health Department at the International School of Choueifat (ISC-Choueifat) in Choueifat, Lebanon, planned and hosted a live talk show called “ISC Doctors: Health Talks.” Following the same formula as the popular television show “Doctors,” ISC-Choueifat prefects discussed a number of health issues in front of a live audience of more than 200 guests.
The objective of the event was to create awareness about the health issues that affect the lives of youth today and to promote general wellbeing in a fun, lively way that would resonate with the audience. In preparation for the event, SLO® Sports & Health Department prefects thoroughly researched and prepared presentations about their topics which included drug and alcohol abuse, fitness and nutrition, living with illness, asthma, and first aid tips – all of which they had pre-approved by health care professionals.
The event created a sense of excitement in the school and involved prefects from all SLO® departments. From backstage management, sound effects, and event promotion to welcoming guests, hosting, and presenting, prefects were involved in all aspects of the event.
On the night of the event, students, parents, teachers, administrative staff, and VIP guests, including SABIS® third generation leader Mrs. Leila Saad, attended the show. The audience was amazed by the students’ performance, and a sense of pride filled the room. “’ISC Doctors: Health Talks’ was the highlight of the year; it exceeded all our expectations. The happiness and pride in all our guests was truly touching,” said Ghassan Abdel Baki, ISC-Choueifat Director.
The SLO® Sports & Health Department focuses their efforts on increasing health awareness among the students by promoting healthy choices and an active lifestyle. At the very core of the department is their mission to “foster an appreciation for sports and healthy habits/lifestyle while encouraging students to get and stay in shape.” The organization of “ISC Doctors: Health Talks” is one of the many ways that the department succeeds in fulfilling their mission at ISC-Choueifat.