Alumni Organize Purposeful Events
SABIS® schools are known around the world for providing students with a solid foundation of knowledge and skills. They are also known for fostering lifelong friendships and helping students develop an appreciation of the value of giving back to their communities. The events organized under the umbrella of the SABIS® Alumni Global Association (SAGA) over the past year demonstrate the strength and resonance of the SABIS® experience.
ISCAA Raises Funds for a Good Cause
On March 23, 2018, the International School of Choueifat Alumni Association (ISCAA) hosted a showing of the popular play “Ella Iza” by George Khabbaz at the Chateau Triano theater for ISC-Choueifat alumni, staff, and teachers. Proceeds from the sale of the tickets were allocated to the Alumni Scholarship Award fund that was founded by the association to help cover 40% of the tuition for three students.
Before the performance, alumni, staff, and teachers enjoyed the opportunity to reminisce with their teachers and schoolmates. Once settled in their seats, the play began… and so did the laughter. The audience enjoyed watching the journey of neighbors from different backgrounds struggle to agree on a solution to their biggest problem, the collapse of their residence building.
With guests leaving the theater wearing smiles amid a sense of camaraderie, the event was judged to be a huge success. Most importantly, the association was able to raise funds for their scholarship program.
Egypt Chapter-at-Large Hosts Annual Soccer Tournament
In Cairo, Egypt, the SAGA Egypt Chapter-at-Large held their 3rd Annual Soccer Tournament on May 31, 2018, on the International School of Choueifat – Cairo campus. The event welcomed 10 alumni teams and two staff teams from both the International School of Choueifat – Cairo and the International School of Choueifat – City of 6 October, to compete for the 2018 All Star Team title.
Approximately 150 alumni attended the event as players and as guests to watch and cheer on their schoolmates. The event proved to be a great way for the alumni to reconnect and have some fun, just like they did in school. The winners, Team 2014, walked away as champions for the year.
ISC-Dubai Alumni Association Holds Reunion Events
The International School of Choueifat – Dubai Alumni Association organized a reunion pep rally and football tournament between alumni and teachers on February 29, 2018. The event started with a tour of the school to spark memories and concluded on the football pitch, where the alumni were greeted by the School Director and spent some time reminiscing with schoolmates and teachers before proceeding to play a match of football, teachers vs alumni. After a close game, the alumni defeated the teachers in a penalty kick-off.
The ISC-Dubai Alumni Association also hosted an Iftar for students from the Class of 2008 on Tuesday, June 12, 2017, at "Sah El Nom" restaurant. At the gathering, students enjoyed a meal together, recalled memories from their school days, and reflected on their time at SABIS®.
ISC-Erbil Alumni Association Celebrates the Season of Giving Back
Throughout the holy month of Ramadan 2018, the International School of Choueifat – Erbil Alumni Association hosted a food distribution program to the help the less privileged. Starting on May 15, 2018, and ending on June 14, 2018, ISC-Erbil students and alumni worked together to help collect, package, and distribute food in their community, a place where they didn’t have to look far to find someone who needed a hand.
The initiative proved to be successful on a community level, a group level, and individual level, with everyone realizing the change that can be made by working together for a cause. In addition to their outreach efforts, the ISC-Erbil Alumni Association hosted an Iftar dinner for the alumni and new graduates. One hundred and fifty (150) guests were in attendance at the event, which included a motivational speech from the School Director, Mr. Stephan Kleynhans, and Astefanos Al Dalakta, Class of 2014, who talked about the value of being a SABIS® graduate.
Events like these are important to keep alumni connected and offer them the chance to rekindle their friendships with old classmates and teachers, as well as to provide them with a solid networking opportunity.
If you are a SABIS® graduate and would like to share your association’s activities and events with the SABIS® community, please E-mail firstname.lastname@example.org. If you would like to learn more about SAGA, visit saga.sabis.net or follow SAGA on Facebook at facebook.com/SABISalumni.