BELS English language school in Gozo, Malta, celebrated its 10th anniversary on May 12, 2007 with a party attended by staff, business partners and local dignitaries. Present at the event were the Honourable Minister for Gozo Giovanna Debono, the Kercem Mayor Mr. Joe Grima and FELTOM President Mr. John Dimech. In the weeks leading up to its anniversary BELS also welcomed a number of language travel agents to the school.
In her welcome address, Rebecca Brincat, one of the directors of the school, spoke of its evolution from a boutique school with a small client list to one that now attracts customers of international standing from Austria, Germany, Switzerland, Italy, Spain, France, China, Japan, Romania, Poland, Norway, Korea, Russia and the Czech Republic. “Nowadays our school not only provides its learners with a healthy international mix, but also an array of clients originating from International companies like Vodafone, Perrier, IBM, ABB, Novartis, Pfizer, Shell, Skoda, Siemens, Credit Suisse and the European Parliament,” Ms Brincat said.
In her official address, the Honorable Minister for Gozo singled out two of BELS’ notable accomplishments. She spoke of the rigorous inspection BELS underwent in 2004 in order to join IALC, as one of only two schools in Malta and Gozo to hold membership. She also commended BELS on its recent success in becoming Malta and Gozo’s first and only FELTOM accredited school. Before unveiling the commemorative plaque, Ms Debono congratulated the BELS directors on reaching their 10-year mark, on their outstanding work in helping to place Gozo on the tourist map and for their contribution to the island’s economy.
Pictured: Minister for Gozo, Giovanna Debono giving the school owners a memento of the event.
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