Sharjah Private Education Authority (SPEA), and the Sharjah Entrepreneurship Centre (Sheraa), in partnership with Kalimat Group, have announced a newly-launched initiative called the Future Changemakers, aimed at utilising remote learning to instil critical thinking skills, creativity, imagination, and the entrepreneurial mindset among stay-at-home students, amid Covid-19 concerns. The initiative takes a holistic approach at engaging students of all ages, from kindergarten through to grade 12.
Najla Al Midfa, CEO of Sheraa, said, “Our partnership with the Sharjah Private Education Authority further enhances our aim to inspire a generation of changemakers by enabling the entrepreneurial mindset of critical thinking and creativity to be instilled from an early age. The Future Changemakers Initiative is structured to help students of all ages focus their passions, develop their talents, and build an impactful idea that solves critical problems within their communities and effects change for the society as a whole.”
Dr. Muhadditha Al Hashimi, Chairperson of SPEA, said: “The Future Changemakers initiative encourages students at home, to invest their expanded learning time towards other creative areas of interest, following the introduction of distance learning, implemented as part of the precautionary measures taken to curb the spread of coronavirus. We are working tirelessly to establish a paradigm for interacting with students and parents during this period in an effort to discover, invest and foster talent.
“We have provided school administrations with sufficient time and space to implement this initiative and have notified parents as well. The initiative comprises of three competitions: Sheraa Online School, Sharjah Treasures, and Future Authors: ‘Read. Dream. Create’ – each with its own set of guidelines and submission deadlines.” she added.