SHAH ALAM, February 26: GAINS Education Group Sdn Bhd (GAINS), the holding company of IDRISSI International School and the provider of K-12 education services is taking global expansion with Atmosphere Projects WLL, Qatar (Atmosphere), a full-service construction and engineering solutions company. This cooperation is a private sector B2B initiative to build the first international school with British curriculum and Malaysian value-based education in Doha, the capital city of Qatar.
Following its strategic expansion plan, GAINS has now opened its new campus of IDRISSI International School in EduCity Iskandar Puteri, Johor and actively looking to establish a chain of premium schools in five years globally. As an award-winning school accredited by Cambridge Assessment International Education and rated 5-star for Quality Standards Award for Private Education Institutions (SKIPS) by the Ministry of Education, a lot of attention has been drawn to IDRISSI.
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 the new addition to the family with the name Malaysia-Qatar International School (MQIS) today. The school will be launched in September 2023 with building cost of approximately RM300Mil to cater a capacity of 2,575 students.
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.”
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 19,700 sqm. The school 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. Private sector cooperation of education and construction is surely in the best interest for both parties in achieving favouring sustainable development through improved education and innovation. We are excited indeed.”
“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.
Malaysia-Qatar International School (MQIS), located in Doha, Qatar is a registered private international school under Qatar Ministry of Education, aims to open its registration for students aged 4 to 16 years old of all backgrounds and nationalities effective year 2023. 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’s learning environment.