This is the story about a student who witnessed a change in her school life when it was taken over by SABIS®, and instead of being afraid of change, she decided to embrace it!
Beshara Chechmen is currently a Grade 10 student at Fakhir Mergasori International School (FMIS), a SABIS® Public-Private Partnership school that serves the children of martyrs in Erbil, Kurdistan. Beshara joined FMIS in 2007 before it became a member of the SABIS® Network. When SABIS® took over the school in 2008 and introduced the SABIS® curriculum, teaching methodology, and the SABIS Student Life Organization® (SLO®), Beshara saw an opportunity to embrace change, a decision that has helped her become a dedicated, passionate individual.
Before FMIS became a member of the SABIS® Network, Beshara did not know how to speak a word of
English. Although she attended school regularly, it felt like she was just going through the motions. This all changed when FMIS joined the SABIS® Network.
As she watched her school change and adopt the SABIS® Educational System™, Beshara too began to change. She started to pay close attention in her classes, and she quickly went from not speaking any English to being one of the most fluent speakers at school. She started looking forward to going to school every day. Beshara also became active in the SABIS Student Life Organization® (SLO®) at her school. She participated in a variety of activities including cleaning campaigns and debates. This year, she is active in the SLO® Management Department. Being in SLO® has taught Beshara important leadership skills that have helped shape her personality as well as her academic performance.
Beshara confidently shares, “The SABIS® Educational System™ gave me the basics I need to contribute positively in my community and make a difference, which is exactly what I am planning on doing.” Beshara has her sights set on the stars – she plans to pursue a career in astrophysics and one day hopes to join NASA and contribute to the world of science.
We wish Beshara the best of luck in her exams and look forward to watching her reach for the stars!