ISC-Erbil Students Organize a Food Drive

Students from the International School of Choueifat-Erbil recently held a food drive to collect food and blankets for needy families in nearby villages.  Demonstrating their civic role and responsibility to their community, students planned the food drive through the Social Responsibility Department of the school’s Student Life Organization (SLO®).

“Once the students got the word out about the food drive, the response from the ISC-Erbil community was absolutely overwhelming,” said an ISC-Erbil staff member. From monetary contributions to canned food, hundreds of donations were made by ISC-Erbil students and their families throughout the food drive.  

“SLO® collected hundreds of cans, blankets, and tons of sugar, rice, and flour. The generosity and urge to share and serve the community was heartening,” said an ISC-Erbil parent. By the end of the food drive a total of 640 packages of food and other items had been collected in order to accommodate 640 families.

Students enjoyed an opportunity to visit the people they worked so hard to help. Accompanied by the ISC-Erbil Student Life Coordinator and middle school Academic Quality Controller (AQC), students gave the goods to families and distributed the food. “It is good to know that schools like Choueifat go beyond education and instill a sense of humanity and a sense of social responsibility in the students.  We should have more schools like this,” said one food recipient.

“The students were totally taken aback by the profound gratitude from the families,” said an ISC-Erbil staff member. “I did not realize how much this gesture would mean to them,” said an ISC-Erbil 10th grader.  “I am glad I was able to help.”

The Student Life Organization, an integral part of the SABIS® Educational System, fosters self-development, teamwork, and the exploration of a wide range of interests. Moreover, SLO® helps develop responsible, world-class citizens who have a well-balanced foundation of knowledge and experiences and a remarkable sense of compassion and consideration for others.

ISC-Erbil currently serves close to 1,400 students in K-10 and is one of two private schools managed by SABIS® in Kurdistan. The school contributes to raising the standard of education and rebuilding the nation by providing a solid foundation of knowledge, skills, and experiences.