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  • Schools need 'massive shift in productivity' to make up for Covid-19 disruption

    The National
    September 16, 2020

    In the UAE, education experts have studied the local impact in recent months. Dr Natasha Ridge, head of research at the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research, found vulnerable, disadvantaged children and those who were already behind were affected most. "Without a doubt there is a risk of a learning gap developing," she said. "There will be an alienating gap emerging with issues around access to technology, hardware, laptops, and access to the internet, especially for families in lower socio-economic groups. "Pupils who are at the top-end are self-motivated would study and work hard even if there may be some disadvantages, but middle and low achievers would miss out on learning and jeopardise their chances of going to university."

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  • 160 artworks, 34 countries: RAK arts fest celebrates the world's communities

    Friday Magazine
    March 17, 2020

    The Fine Arts Festival in Ras Al Khaimah is abuzz with artists from around the world showcasing their works under the theme Connected Communities.

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  • Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival spotlights Emirati & international talent

    February 28, 2020

    Marking its eighth edition, the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival (RAFAF) showcased talented local and international artists, photographers and filmmakers this year. Held in the northernmost part of the UAE, the emirate of Ras Al Khaimah translates from Arabic to mean “the top of the tent”, and its flagship arts festival runs until March 31st.

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  • UAE’s no-homework policy could benefit girls over boys, say education experts

    February 18, 2020

    In response to a ministry decision to scrap homework at hundreds of public schools in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, Dr. Natasha Ridge highlighted the important role homework can play in boy’s education.

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  • Highlights from Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

    Arab News
    February 16, 2020

    The UAE’s Ras Al-Khaimah Fine Arts Festival recently kicked off its eighth edition in the Al-Jazirah Al-Hamra Heritage Village. The festival brings with it a packed program that includes thought-provoking exhibitions, keynote speeches and more than 100 local and international artists hailing from 33 different countries.

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  • Why you need to be at Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

    Grazia Middle East
    February 14, 2020

    Middle East fashion magazine, Grazia, heralded the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival as the “mother of all regional festivals” in their article highlighting the Festival’s expansive spread of art.

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  • National Geographic Photographer Tells AURAK About His Work

    The American University of Ras Al Khaimah
    February 03, 2020

    US Honorary Guest Artist to the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival, Kiliii Yuyan gave a number of presentations to students from local programs and universities, including the American University of Ras Al Khaimah.

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  • Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi opens Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival 2020

    The Filipino Times
    February 02, 2020

    Hi Highness Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi opened the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival on January 31st at the Al Jazirah Al Hamra Heritage Village. The VIP opening was also attended by ambassadors, dignitaries, festival partners, and local and international artists.

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  • 7 artworks to see at the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival this year

    AD Middle East
    January 29, 2020

    With more than 100 artists from 33 countries exhibiting their work over the course of the festival this year, the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival (RAKFAF) will celebrate the theme of Connected Communities with numourous local and international artists, painters, sculptors, designers, filmmakers and photographers over a two month period. Here are just a few to look out for from 31 January to 31 March, 2020.

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  • Call for action after report reveals high bullying rates in UAE schools

    The National
    December 28, 2019

    UAE schools have been urged to do more to protect children after a major international survey found nearly a third are regularly targeted by bullies. A direct link was found across the world between rates of bullying and classroom disorder, so improving discipline could also help improve student happiness and reduce bullying rates, Natasha Ridge of the Al Qasimi Foundation, said.

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