Ms Leila SANCHES, scholarship recipient and alumna, Class of 2019, receiving her Master's Degree from patron, Mr. Frédéric HILL, General Manager of Stanhope Hotel Brussels (Thon Hotel Group), Mrs. Alexandra DEMOITELLE NEIRINCKX, our Dean, and Mr. James Gendarme, member of the BBI Luxembourg Board of Governors.
A heartfelt and highly appreciated "thank you" letter from one of our recent graduates, Ms. Leila SANCHES, directed to the BBI Luxembourg faculty:
BBI Luxembourg - International Business Institute
To all BBI team
Too often we progress through the “ropes of life”, and do not invest the time to express our gratitude and authentic value for the support that the school' team eagerly share for our growth, as not only student, but also as person.
It’s an amazing learning journey for the past 5 years at BBI. I look back upon that time as so important in the development of the person that I’m today. I was so lucky to get the opportunity to study at BBI, which allowed me to adapt to the new environment, where I felt like I am able to not only share my contribution, but also know it is actually considered and appreciated, to meet my new family, in addition to learn the value of the true friendship.
Being as a student at BBI taught me discipline, dignity and much more than Hospitality Business, which was what the school were supposedly to teach me. BBI taught me that I could achieve more than what I or other people thought that I was capable of.
I remember that I was not able to speak English well, although my teachers never lost their temper and always listen to me, whenever I wanted to be heard. They made me feel authentically at home when they say, “Please say in Portuguese". Also, the excitement they express to co-learn with me rather than teach me, makes me feel like a partner in my learning experience, when it is so easy to feel like “a sponge that can only absorb.”
I know the teachers had so much to share, but I loved how they also openly articulate, how much I had to share as well and how much they learned by engaging with me! As an educator, BBI ensured his role of heightening my knowledge in academics.
An Inspirer. A Motivator. A Family. These three characteristics are just a short sample of what BBI team demonstrated with all Cape Verdeans students, including me.
Thank you for being genuine. Thank you for seeing me as a partner in learning and sharing. Thank you for being you. Thank you for being one of the few great schools.
A huge thank you to:
Mr. Louis Robert, Mr. James Gendarme, Mr. Jacques Gendarme, Mr. Hans De Meyer, Mr. Didier Haccoun, Mr. Sadok Toumia, Mrs. Julie Crampton, Mrs. Alexandra Demoitelle, Mr. Philippe Maricq, Mr. Yves-Heni Gonner
Please inspire others to achieve the greatness you have.