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  • New study charts struggle to overcome stereotypes of Emiratis among private school teachers

    The National
    April 09, 2018

    A new education study presented at the Gulf Comparative Education Society Symposium seeks to understand why some teachers appear to write off pupils, especially Emirati boys, that underperform in school.

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  • Curtains down on the 6th RAK Fine Arts Festival

    Khaleej Times
    March 03, 2018

    The sixth Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival came to a close on Friday. This year the event was extended over two weeks and included a variety of workshops for students and inspiring artists, including photography and more. The festivities, open to the public, counted renowned Emirati fashion designers Eman and Elham Al Flamrzi as well as actors Jamal Alghailan, Mansoor Al Feeli, and Sumaya Al Khinna among its attendees.

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  • The workshops teaching potential school dropouts to see life from a new angle

    The National
    February 22, 2018

    A photography workshop, part of Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival, is the latest in series of classes aimed at changing the fortunes of at-risk students. The class is part of the Hands on Learning pilot program, which has been running since 2014. The scheme was launched by the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research in response to a 2013 study on male student dropouts in the UAE.

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  • Art with a conscience at RAK fine arts fest

    Khaleej Times
    February 18, 2018

    The annual Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival is back to showcase the work of 84 local and international artists, musicians and filmmakers from over 30 countries. This year's theme is recycled art, encouraging artists to rediscover their inspiration via reused materials while contributing to the conservation of natural resources and endorsing social responsibility

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  • Outstanding Hispanic presence at the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival

    El Correo del Golfo
    February 17, 2018

    At the Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival “the Festival offers residents living in the UAE a way to stay connected to the growing artistic scene in the region and it serves as a springboard for their careers,” said Suqrat bin Bisher, director of the Festival. Among the participating artists, there has been no lack of Hispanic representatives, who contribute imagination and sensitivity with a unique sense of style.

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  • 2017 Al Qasimi Foundation Annual Report

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    February 01, 2018

    The Al Qasimi Foundation spent 2017 giving back to our community, investing in our research and programmatic endeavors, while deepening our engagement in issues related to education, philanthropy, community development, the arts, and culture.

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  • Fathers May Be Key to Improving Education in the Middle East

    Al-Fanar Media
    January 29, 2018

    A study conducted at the Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research revealed significant differences in fathers’ involvement across the region and a change over time in the role Arab fathers play in their children’s lives. It also demonstrated the important impact that involvement has on the self-esteem and educational attainment of children throughout their lives.

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  • UAE pupils outperform Gulf in benchmark reading test

    Roberta Pennington - The National
    December 27, 2017

    Year 4 pupils in the UAE are the best readers among their peers in the GCC and their literacy skills are only improving, according to the latest results of an international test. With the emirates having experienced significant education reforms in the past few years it is probably too early to judge the impact of their education reforms yet.

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  • Hands on Learning, Continuing to Make an Impact

    December 25, 2017

    The Al Qasimi Foundation’s Hands on Learning (HOL) pilot program continues to positively impact male students at Saeed bin Jubair School for Boys in Ras Al Khaimah. For the last four years the program has been re-engaging students at risk of dropping out or disengaging from school. During the 2016-17 academic year, the program saw a 70% improvement in student attendance as well as substantial gains in students’ life skills development.

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  • Applying for an AQF Grant? Here are the Top 5 Things to Consider

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    December 25, 2017

    Every January the Al Qasimi Foundation issues its call for Faculty, Doctoral, and Seed Grant applications. While always happy to offer individual guidance and feedback, the grant awards committee has identified the top five things potential grantees should consider as they prepare their submissions. This list reflects applicants’ most frequently asked questions and the places proposals often lose points during review. Although the specifics are particular to the Al Qasimi Foundation’s grants, the general advice on how to approach tailoring proposals would hold true for many funders.

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