Date: Friday, April 21, 2017
Contact: Ms. Amy Wesley
For Immediate Release
On March 25, 2016, the International School of Choueifat ─ Cairo (ISC-Cairo), a SABIS® Network school in Egypt, welcomed 1,100 orphans to the school campus in an event entitled “1,100 Smiles.”
The event, which was funded and organized by ISC-Cairo, New Generation International School (NGIS), and Global Paradigm School (GPS), all members of the International Schools Committee of Egypt (ISCE), started at 9:00 a.m., when the school’s buses set out to pick up children, aged 6 to 16, from orphanages across Cairo. Once the children arrived on campus, approximately 160 ISC-Cairo prefects as well as students from NGIS and GPS devoted their time and effort to put smiles on the faces of the orphans through various activities such as bracelet making, performing historical theatrical acts for the children, playing football, supervising playtime in bouncy castles, painting children’s faces, and playing musical chairs.
By the end of the day, the orphans had learned about Egypt’s historical figures and, of course, had found lots to smile about. “This is the best place in Egypt!” said one of the children.
The “1,100 Smiles” event follows a similar event organized by ISC-Cairo and ISC-City of 6 October in the 2014-15 academic year. With the previous year’s event involving 500 orphans, the students in charge of organizing this year’s event decided to double their efforts to bring smiles to the faces of twice as many deserving children.
This event is one of the many activities organized by SABIS® Network schools as a way to give back to their communities. To learn more about ISC-Cairo, visit isccairo.sabis.net. To learn more about SLO® activities that take place daily across the network, visit slonews.sabis.net. For more information about the International Schools Committee of Egypt, visit isceegypt.com.