Coca-Cola Finalizes the First Phase of "Schools e-com"
Coca-Cola concluded the implementation of the first phase of the new ‘Schools e-com’ project launched by His Excellency Dr. Khalid Touqan and Muhannad Al-Turk, GM of Coca-Cola Jordan. This phase included the installation of internet in all Coca-Cola’s ‘School.com’ IT labs, and the implementation of four training workshops given to teachers on e-learning, especially e-math and English as a Foreign Language (EFL).
‘Schools e-com’, which aims to promote e-learning in Jordan and to further modernize the educational system, is an extension of Coca-Cola’s "Schools.com" initiative launched under the patronage of her Majesty Queen Rania Al Abdullah in 2001. Overall, 50 teachers from public schools, where Coca-Cola has the ‘school.com’ IT labs across the Kingdom, were trained to use e-learning tools in their classrooms. The training, which was carried out by the Curricula Department of the Ministry of Higher, received excellent feedback; the most remarkable, among Ibn Maktoom school teachers that have some visual imparities. Ibn Maktum students and the school principal expressed their gratitude for the School.com and e-com project, confirming that it gave them the opportunity to develop their skills and connect with the outside world.
In a special meeting held last month, His Excellency Dr. Khaled Touqan, Jordan’s Minister of Education listened to Ibn Maktoum’s testimonial and was impressed that thirty three (33) visually impaired students have completed the ICDL (International Computer Driving License) course through the school.com project. “Coca-Cola has always supported the Ministry of Education’s mandate, and we are pleased to build partnerships with the private sector that further develop the educational system in Jordan. Ibn Maktoom is a live example of modernization and technological advancement.’’
“We are very thankful for The Ministry of Education’s continuous support. H. E. Dr. Khaled Touqan and his team have been instrumental partners in the ‘Schools.com’ project. We are also very thankful for the Curricula Department, who lead the training, for all the time they have invested in this project.’ said Muhanad al Turk, General Manager of The Coca-Cola Bottling Company of Jordan. ‘It gives me great pleasure to look back and notice all the difference this initiative has made in the educational system in Jordan’’. He added.
• More than 300,000 USD has been invested in the ‘Schools.com’ to date.
• Schools included in "Schools e-com" training workshops were divided into the following four geographical clusters
o UNRWA (Al Baqa'a School)- Al Hussein Refugee Camp School and Al Baqa'a Refugee Camp School
o Madaba (AL Areesh School)- Zainab Mixed Elementary School, Al Areesh Elementary School, Birin Mixed Elementary School, Al Raqeem Mixed Elementary School and Adullah Ibn Maktoom School.
o Irbid (Irbid Elementary School)- Irbid Elementary School,Al Mazzeh Elementary School, Al Zubair Bin Al Awam Ibsar, and Ibsar Abu Ali Mixed Elementary School
o Aqaba (Al Bara' Schools)- Abel Mixed Elementary School and Al Bara' Bin Malik Mixed Elementary School
- The Ministry of Education and Coca-Cola introduce the new "Schools e-com" project in all Coca-Cola ‘Schools.com’ labs.
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