Dr. Mohamed Elhaddad & Ms. Alaa Matar

“Branksome creates an atmosphere that encourages learning and knowledge and enhances that with caring, personal attention and personal development. This is the right community for our family.”
Arriving in Canada three years ago, Dr. Mohamed Elhaddad and his wife Alaa Matar had “no friends, no family.”

The couple, pharmacists born and raised in Egypt, were looking to create a community of support for their family in their new home. They never imagined finding that at their daughter Maya’s school.

“I always thought of school as a base to learn and that’s it, until Maya joined Branksome,” says Mohamed. “Branksome is about learning, but also about caring.”

Maya is now in SK, and is having a wonderful experience. The family made a major gift to fund the transformation of a Grade 4 room into a new “classroom of tomorrow” bearing their name.

“We love how engaging and modern the new classes will be for the girls,” Mohamed says.
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