Viva, Bahrain School Ink E-Learning Deal
Viva Bahrain, a leading telecom operator in the kingdom, has entered into a partnership agreement with Riffa Views International School (RVIS) to exclusively equip its ‘Innovation Center’ with the latest e-learning connectivity solutions.
Viva Bahrain is carrying out this agreement through its corporate social responsibility arm “Viva Jusoor”, said a statement from the company.
With a collaborative focus on creating an active learning environment coupled with digital exposure amongst the academic community in the kingdom, RVIS’ ‘Makerspace’ Innovation Center will be furnished with Viva’s state-of-the-art technology services including high-speed broadband, along with smart learning tools, it stated.
Through this agreement, Viva Bahrain will support RVIS in transforming its learning space into a knowledge activity centre complete with tables and chairs on wheels, standing workstations, interactive whiteboards, LED screens, iPads, 3D printers and other technology-led upgrades, it added.
Additionally, the RVIS Makerspace which will host regular training programmes for other educational institutions and the local community at large, will also be equipped with supplies for metal and woodworking, EV3 Robotics construction along with a filmmaking/TV production unit.
Moreover, for activities involving research projects or building prototypes, the Makerspace will be easily adapted using portable walls and furniture, enabling a more versatile and interactive activity space for students.
CEO Ulaiyan Al Wetaid said: "With the digital transformation impacting our lives and everything we do, we are delighted to extend our support to Bahrain’s educational community in helping them adapt to a digital environment through changes in infrastructure while using modern technology to have best possible learning outcome for the young generation."
“Through our collaboration with RVIS, we are creating an experience-based learning environment using the latest digital tools, which meets the needs of students with emphasis on critical thinking, collaboration and creativity while improving student engagement and motivation to perform better,” he stated.
“This will transform the way we teach and learn in schools, encourage students to seek out the content they like and equip them with skills for the future,” he added.
Atif A Abdulmalik, CEO, Arcapita Group and chairman of the board of trustees of RVIS, said: “We are proud to partner with Viva in bringing a truly world class centre of innovation and technology to the children of Bahrain.”
“In the future, our children will be competing on the global stage and a robust grounding in technology and innovation is an essential part of their education. With this in mind we seek to provide every student with the skills they need to be successful contributors in an increasingly technological world,” he added.
Source: Trade Arabia
Kuwait Telecommunications Company (VIVA) is Kuwaiti Shareholding Company incorporated pursuant to Amiri Decree No. 187 on 22 July 2008 to operate and manage the third GSM mobile network in Kuwait as per Law no. 2 of 2007. Accordingly, VIVA was launched in December 2008 and was listed on Kuwait Stock Exchange during December 2014.
VIVA is the newest, most advanced mobile telecommunications service provider in the country. VIVA has rapidly established itself in the market through its customer and employee-centric approach.