Rast Education is an EXTREMELY dangerous company. They have two schools Zakho British International School (ZBIS) and Dohuk British International school (DBIS). They had a third school Oxford International School Kurdistan however it has been shut down by the ministry of education for corruption and money laundering.
I worked for this company for 1.5 years and was known as a great teacher, I recently left the company but over my time there I witnessed a laundry list of abuses and crimes.
The list is as follows:
1. The company planned a trip to the UK in June 2017 for the students, took money from parents for this trip, canceled it, and the 70 000 pounds which were paid by parents has still not been returned.
2. Most of the local teachers and international teachers do not have legal contracts and the company refuses to provide them.
3. The CEO is a sexually abusive egomaniac who has harassed women on numerous occasions.
4. Several staff members have been let go (through no fault of their own) and the company refuses to compensate and pay their legal severance packages.
5. The Director of Education, a man from the UK, was recently arrested on alleged charges of human trafficking and pedophilia.
6. The family which owns Rast Education abuses, manipulates and threatens local staff members to keep them quiet about crimes they are committing.
7. They have hired several teachers with known criminal histories, some who have even gone as far as assaulting students.
8. The company is heavily involved in theft and extortion.
I am in the process of writing newspapers and doing media interviews about this company to prevent any further damage to vulnerable human beings.
Please beware of this company if you are a parent or a teacher thinking of working for this school.