SHAH ALAM: GAINS Education Group Sdn Bhd (GAINS), the provider of a whole K-12 education services and Atmosphere Projects WLL, Qatar (Atmosphere), a full-service construction and engineering solutions company, joined hands to build the first international school with British curriculum and Malaysian value-based education in Doha, the capital city of Qatar.
GAINS, which has made a name for itself as the forefront in the education sector through existing subsidiaries, namely Genius Aulad, IDRISSI International School and Sekolah Tinta, is immensely proud to share a new addition to the family with the name Malaysia-Qatar International School (MQIS) today. The school will be launched in September 2023 with complete facilities.
The establishment of the new school is in line with the Malaysia Education Development Blueprint 2013-2025, which aims to position the education sector as the sixth largest exporting product of Malaysia. Together with Atmosphere, GAINS is looking to serve the growing demands which is also in response to the call to support the rebuilding of the global economy.
Having prestigious projects under the portfolio of Atmosphere, a construction company that built one of the well-known hotel chains around the world, is expected to set MQIS apart. MQIS will be a purpose-built campus with a total built up area of approximately 19,708.66 sqm at 27,440 sqm. The school located at Umm Salal Ali, North of Doha will feature a football field, olympic swimming pool, musical theater hall, library, multi-purpose gym/hall and specialist classes equipped with the latest educational technology.
Dato’ Maheran Mohd Salleh, the Project Director of Atmosphere Projects WLL, who is also the Deputy Chairman of Malaysia-Qatar Business Council stated, “We are very pleased to work with GAINS which has been very professional from the beginning of our work since a year ago. Education and development cooperation are surely in the best interest for both parties in achieving favouring sustainable development through improved education and innovation. We are excited indeed.”
Malaysia-Qatar International School (MQIS) is a registered international school under Qatar Ministry of Education, aims to open its registration soon for students of all backgrounds and nationalities for next year. MQIS goal is to educate students to the highest international standards, while giving the main focus on respectable Malaysian-Asian cultures and sound value-based education adopting IDRISSI International School’s learning environment.
IDRISSI International School is an award-winning school accredited by Cambridge Assessment International Education and rated 5-star for Quality Standards Award for Private Education Institutions (SKIPS), Ministry of Education Malaysia. Following its strategic expansion plan, IDRISSI has now opened its new campus in EduCity Iskandar Puteri, Johor while looking to establish a chain of premium schools in five years globally.
“Being 20 years in private education school sector, from Early Childhood Education franchise to primary, secondary and international schools, we are certainly looking for partners who are just as passionate as we are because education is the most important mission for future generation,” said Zaliza Alias the Founder and Executive Director of GAINS.
Julie Wong, the Chief Executive Officer of GAINS added, “Indeed this is historical, not only for GAINS but for Malaysia. From the team of our subsidiary, IDRISSI International School, we have been working hard to finally make this a reality.”
Understanding the consistent demand for international curriculum schools with a value-based touch in Qatar, GAINS has since then received messages of anticipation and interest on the opening by Malaysians who reside in that area. The collaboration will be actively carried out in hope to be the stepping stone for more opportunities in future.