EDUGATES® International’s vision is “to continuously provide quality world class educational services and support institutions to graduate educated citizens who nurture virtue and create prosperity”.



EDUGATES®International’s Mission is“to establish and manage new educational institutions that raise generations who possess the knowledge, skills, values and awareness that ensure their well-being and success”.



Our values are wisdom, integrity and diligence.


EDUGATES® International was established in Lebanon in 2001.  Founded by Mr Saad B. Abou Chakra, it originated from his concept of how schools should be organised and managed for optimum student learning.  In particular, emphasis is placed on high standards of academics, discipline and the importance of mutual trust and cooperation among stakeholders.

EDUGATES® has successfully performed numerous educational projects in the Middle East and the Gulf.  Some of the accomplished assignments are listed below.

  • School Evaluation, College Notre Dame de Balamand (Lebanon, 2001)
  • Feasibility Study for Restarting Souk El Gharb School (Lebanon, 2001)
  • New School Plan and Feasibility Study, Amman (Jordan, 2001)
  • New School Plan and Feasibility Study, Al Kharafi Group (Kuwait, 2001)
  • School Evaluation, Al-Rushd Private School (Al Ain, UAE, 2001)
  • Development of Al-Rushd to become MADAR Int. School (Al Ain, 2002)
  • Management and Operation of MADAR Int. School (Al Ain, 2002 – 2012)
  • Start up & Management of Lady of Balamand High School (Lebanon, 2003-2007)
  • Management and School Development, La Cite School (Lebanon 2004 – 2008)
  • Start-up of Deans International School (Dubai, 2006)
  • School Development Plan for Kinana School (Cairo, Egypt, 2006)
  • Start-up and management of International School of Akkar (Lebanon, 2004 – 2008)
  • Start-up of second Deans International School (Ajman, 2007-2008)
  • Start-up and management of Int. School of Oman (Muscat, 2008 – ongoing)
  • Start-up and management of MADAR Int. School (Al Hayer, 2009 – 2012)
  • Licensing an American curriculum for MBK School (Mohammad Bin Khaled Al Nahyan School) (Al Ain, UAE, 2012-2013)
  • Start up of Bateel International Kindergarten (Doha, Qatar, 2012-2013)
  • School Improvement of MBK School (Al Ain, UAE, 2013-2014)
  • School Improvement of Palestine Academy (Al Ain, UAE, 2014)
  • Licensing Abu Dhabi Island International School (UAE, 2013)
  • Producing Academic plan for Ethics International Schools (Abu Dhabi, UAE, 2014)
  • Development of School Governing Boards (UAE, Lebanon and Oman, 2002 – 2014)
  • Resources and leadership management, staff appraisal, performance management, mentoring and training (2002 – ongoing)