The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) has launched a new Emirati Parents’ Support Centre that will work under the theme “Together for the future”, in partnership with Dubai’s private schools.
The initiative is aimed at ensuring all Emirati students in Dubai’s private schools receive ‘good’ or better quality education by 2021. Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of the KHDA said: “The centre is designed to be a community platform that enables regular interaction between parents and education experts with an emphasis on providing Emirati students with better opportunities to enrich their knowledge and skills.”
The new center will collaborate with school principals to learn more about the needs of Emirati parents. Fatma Al Marri, Executive Director of KHDA, told media:
“We want Emirati parents to engage with their child’s school and work together with teachers and educators to serve and benefit young learners. This centre will be an important part of our efforts to boost effective partnership between schools and Emirati parents.”
Another aim for the centre is that it provides ‘new avenues for communication between parents, schools and policy makers’, with new activities planned for the academic year.