With all of the travel disruptions and fears of COVID-19, our leadership team in the MENA region along with ELIC's President have decided to postpone the Annual MENA Gathering. This gathering was scheduled to take place March 20-23 in southern Spain. Several of our countries in the MENA region gave notices to our teachers or through their embassies that if our teachers were to travel to Spain then they would not be permitted to return until after a 14-day quarantine.
Our plan is to reschedule this gathering for late May. We know this brings disappointment to our teachers, staff, and guests who were planning to attend, but we're confident that this is the wisest decision to benefit the most people.