The Abu Dhabi Education Council’s (ADEC) Annual Summer Challenge Program, organized in collaboration with Abu Dhabi University Knowledge Group (ADUKG), has seen 2550 high school students successfully complete training programs in English, IT and Entrepreneurship.
As one of the leading scientific programs in the UAE, the Summer Challenge’s objective is to equip and improve the students’ knowledge in key subject areas by providing interactive learning and experiences.
In the English training program, 1515 students improved their English language skills in writing, speaking and listening, while 901 students improved their computer skills through the International Computer Driving License (ICDL) training course. Several projects in line with the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 were submitted by 134 students as part of the Entrepreneurship training.
Dr. Nabil Ibrahim, Chancellor of Abu Dhabi University (ADU), emphasized the importance of this program. “In order to provide quality education across the Emirates, young students need to be equipped with the right skills and qualifications to set them on their successful career paths,” he said.
He added that with the aid of the latest facilities, scientific laboratories, and innovative educational tools, all the students who attended the Annual Summer Challenge were able to achieve positive results. “The program raised the performance of participating students in the English language, as well as encouraging their interest in the field of IT and Entrepreneurship,”
Meanwhile, Dr. Ahmed Badr, Chief Executive Officer of ADUKG, said that the group has been working together with ADEC for four years providing dedicated scientific sessions which enable students to excel in their education as well as providing them with basic knowledge in Entrepreneurship.
The Summer Challenge program was well received by all students as demonstrated by Aisha Al Azazi, an English language student, who said: “I have benefited greatly from the course as it gave me self-confidence in speaking English in front of others and enhanced my grammar and conversational skills.”
Another student, who participated in the Entrepreneurship program, Aisha Noor Balochi, said, “We were encouraged to implement our projects through a process that involves planning, thinking, and researching new ideas and information. The Entrepreneurship course also pushed me to think of methods of getting partnerships and showed me how businesses work.”
Meanwhile, an ICDL student – Ali Saleh Al-Harthy said, “The session was of great benefit because now I am able to create a professional PowerPoint presentation, understand and use Excel and prepare spreadsheets and tables as well as researching online.”
The Abu Dhabi University Knowledge Group (ADUKG), professional training and development arm of Abu Dhabi University, is the united face for a number of specialist and knowledge-oriented institutes. ADUKG provides a wide selection of innovative courses designed to develop the potential of people and, by extension the organizations they work for now and in the future. On a broader level, through a combination of research, academic excellence, responsive course structuring and key sector focus, ADUKG makes sure that organizations throughout the region are competitive, sustainable and equipped with highly qualified and enlightened people to lead them.