Wednesday 4, May 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: Following the successful inaugural edition of AMSI Voices – a networking platform by Academia Management Solutions International (AMSI) to empower the graduating students through connecting with the schools’ alumni – the esteemed founding members have reaffirmed their commitment to inspire change and empowerment amongst the society’s youth.
Speaking to media in Dubai, the members also announced the second edition of AMSI Voices to be held in October 2016 across the AMSI schools – Al Mawakeb Schools in Al Barsha and Al Garhoud, The International School of Arts & Sciences (ISAS). The next edition will build on the previous success, which concluded under the theme of “Girls Are Makers of Change” in April 2016. The activities under the programme will aim to engage with the student community, sensitize them with emerging trends in the UAE’s entrepreneurial landscape, channel energy towards a bright future after school, and set the tone for the beginning of a new academic year.
Alissar Nasr-Soubra, AMSI Chief Academic Officer believes that the AMSI Voices proposition has the potential to extend beyond the AMSI school community: “The response garnered for the event so far has been exceedingly encouraging. After successfully holding our first edition, we had students who personally told us that they benefitted from the expert talks greatly, and felt motivated to identify their skills and focus their efforts in transforming themselves into achievers. We are confident that in a few years, AMSI Voices will have a positive effect on the wider student community across schools and universities in the country.”

The event benefits from the leadership of its prominent 5-member committee: Alissar Nasr (AMSI CAO – AMSI Alumnus Class of 1984); Hind Seddiqi (Chief Marketing Officer of Seddiqi Holding – AMSI Alumnus Class of 2001); Mariam Al Afridi (Director of Marketing & Corporate Communications at Dubai Media Inc. – AMSI Alumnus Class of 2000); Mania Merrikhi (Head of Communications at Economic Zones World, Jafza – AMSI Alumnus Class of 2000); and Mahra Al Khaja (Senior Project Leader at Emirates Global Aluminum /Make-Up Artist – AMSI Alumnus Class of 2005). With continued dedication, inspiring leadership, and meaningful collaborations, AMSI Voices aims to hone individual traits and skills of the youth, and build a sustainable platform to share stories that permeate across the entire student community to achieve excellence in academic and personal pursuits.