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KHDA Campaign Brings Fun and Friendship

by Eddie Rayner

This summer the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) hosted their annual #8WeekStreak summer campaign, which encourages school students to try new activities and experiences throughout the school break.

During the months of July and August, KHDA arranged educational trips around Dubai, enabling children to continue their learning in different environments, such as The Green Planet and Hub Zero. This year’s theme highlighted ‘Five Ways of Wellbeing’, which included activities surrounding Giving, Being Active, Learning, Connecting, and Taking Notice.

Dr Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of KHDA says, “Learning doesn’t confine to the boundaries of the 180 days of school. The best schooling I can offer is an experience for kids that they will remember. Most of the learning happens during summer through fun and friendships. During our campaign every year, we try to take the kids to places they’ve never been before. We make sure the students are all different ages and from different schools, to give them that opportunity to meet and interact with new people of similar interests.”

In 2018, nearly 200 students joined the activities at Oli Oli, Ski Dubai, Adventure HQ, Al Boom Diving, among others.