CIS recognises the outstanding work being done by students in CIS Member Schools that promote global citizenship and the development of international awareness in their communities.
Maryam Daya, from Raffles World Academy, United Arab Emirates received the CIS International Student Award.
Project: RWA Debate Club
Maryam was appointed Chairperson of the RWA Debate Club at Raffles World Academy for the 2017-18 academic year. Along with her academic commitments in the final year of her Diploma Program, as well as her responsibilities as Head Girl in her final year, she ran the club as a member of the senior student leadership team.
As part of this leadership team, she was responsible for selecting topics for debates based on current and global issues. As Chairperson, she was required to moderate and summarize the content of the arguments made, collaborate with fellow Raffles World Academy students from around the world, as well as train younger members of the club in preparation for local and international debating tournaments.
You can view all recipients of the International Student Award on the CIS website.