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Drive launched to engage students, partners


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Imran Mojib, Special Correspondent

Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) on Sunday launched a campaign to continue engaging with students and parents during the summer months, and beyond.

The #NeverStopLearning campaign features a trifecta of initiatives catering to everyone in the Abu Dhabi education community: from a virtual university fair for students embarking on their higher education journey, to a summer hackathon. The campaign also includes an online platform, coming soon, packed full of enriching activities to keep children and young adults mentally and physically active.

“Our parents and students have worked so hard to complete the school year in extraordinary circumstances and they deserve great credit for that. We understand that this summer is very different with limited options for entertainment and socialising. We wanted to provide our youth with a variety of initiatives to keep them active and engaged in a fun and compelling way regardless of their interests. The #NeverStopLearning campaign reinforces our commitment to supporting everyone within the ADEK community,” said Amer Al Hammadi, Undersecretary ADEK.

The campaign kicks off with the opening of the Rize Virtual University Fair with the other initiatives launching in the coming week. Here’s a look at how ADEK is encouraging everybody to #NeverStopLearning this summer.

Rize Enrichment Programmes is an ADEK initiative designed to help students reach their full potential by exposing them to new ideas to help them prepare for the next steps in their education journey. The Rize University Preparation and Career Guidance Programme (UPCG) coaches students through the university application process with dedicated counselors on hand to offer expert advice and customised career paths.

The programme includes information on workshops and internships and volunteering initiatives that can help prepare students for university, and standardised tests such as SATs or IELTs, as well as webinars hosted by some of the leading names in industry from blue chip organisations to the UAE Space Agency, providing a wealth of career path guidance.

This summer, Rize UPCG Programme is organising its first Rize Virtual International University Fair, targeting students in grades 8-12, and featuring 74 universities from Australia, Asia, Europe, the UK and North America, from July 5-23.

The ADEK Activity Platform is a new playground for the community, for young children just starting school, to students about to graduate university.

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