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  • Emirati students | English skills | Remote areas | Ras Al Khaimah | Al Qasimi Foundation

    Summer School is Opening New Doors for Emirati Pupils

    Melanie Swan, The National
    July 14, 2013

    It seems an obvious solution, and it is giving teenagers in remote villages in Ras Al Khaimah the chance of a university education. It's summer school for English learning.

  • Malala | Gender gap | United Nations | Natasha Ridge

    Girl Who Defied the Taliban: Abu Dhabi Taking Malala's Fight to the Big Screen

    Eugene Harnan, The National
    July 14, 2013

    Now an Abu Dhabi production company will make a feature-length documentary about Malala and her fight for education.

  • UAE Education System | Education quality | NYUAD | Paris Sorbonne | Natasha Ridge

    UAE Education System to Rival World's Best

    Wafa Issa, The National
    June 30, 2013

    An education system on par with the best international standards is vital for grooming young Emiratis to fill vital roles in every sector of the economy. Over the past 10 years, the government has sought to provide this by constantly expanding options and improving standards.

  • Water sports | Ras Al Khaimah | Community Gathering | Engagement initiative | Ras Al Khaimah mangrove

    Paddle for Fun in Ras Al Khaimah

    Cleo Eleazar, Free Spirit
    June 30, 2013

    The Al Qasimi Foundation brings the joy of kayaking to residents of Ras Al Khaimah as part of its Community Gatherings Series.

  • Kayak | Community Gathering | Al Qasim Foundation | Mangroves | Ras Al Khaimah

    Successful Launch of the Community Gatherings Series

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    June 25, 2013

    Interior Design. Kayaking. Photography. Italian Cooking. These events are among the first offerings presented as part of the Al Qasimi Foundation’s Community Gatherings Series.

  • Dropouts | Gender Gap | UAE education | Documentary | Al Qasimi Foundation | Research

    Using the Power of Film to Raise Awareness of Male Dropouts in the United Arab Emirates

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    June 25, 2013

    Research studies do not always capture the human stories behind the numbers, as with the Al Qasimi Foundation's recent study on male Emirati school dropouts. So the Foundation created a short documentary that will personalize the issue and highlight the challenges many dropouts face.

  • English Teachers | Development Project | UAE Research | Foundation year | Higher Education

    English Teachers Development Project Draws to a Close

    Al Qasimi Foundation
    June 25, 2013

    United Arab Emirates (UAE) Ministry of Higher Education statistics show that across the country more than 80% of Emirati students are unable to attend university without a foundation year.

  • Dubai TV | Suqrat bin Bisher | Al Qasimi Foundation

    Dubai TV's "Searching for" Interview with Suqrat bin Bisher

    Dubai TV
    June 17, 2013

    Dubai TV interviewed Suqrat bin Bisher on location while he was filming his short documentary Drop Outs (Silent Weapon).

  • Natasha Ridge | Sultan Qaboos University | Al Qasimi Foundation

    Straight Talk: Dr. Natasha Ridge

    Sultan Qaboos University
    May 20, 2013

    Dr. Natasha Ridge shares her views on why it is important for researchers and policymakers to work together to address issues in education.

  • Ras Al Khaimah | Fine Arts Festival | Film | RAK Free Trade Zone | Al Qasimi Foundation

    RAK Fine Arts Festival: A Master Stroke

    Cleo Eleazar, Free Spirit
    May 01, 2013

    Artists and guests gathered in an elegant red carpet gala at Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Museum to open the first Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival.