KHDA to support Imdaad’s environment initiative for schools

Published March 4th, 2009 - 10:09 GMT

KHDA to support Imdaad’s environment initiative for schools

Imdaad has collaborated with the Knowledge and Human Development Authority, Dubai (KHDA) on Beati - its school environment initiative.

Through Beati (which means ‘my environment’), Imdaad is seeking the active participation of school children to help spread the message of environment protection in the county. Beati targets schools in Dubai for now, but will cover the entire UAE as the scheme progresses.

The programme includes practical educational activities, quiz contests and film shows on environmental themes in schools. It aims to emphasize the importance of recycling, which is a vital element in environment and health protection. A contest for the school children is due to be announced on the World Environment Day on June 6.

KHDA is partnering with Imdaad to strengthen the initiative and lend its support with its vast experience in planning and executing of educational and personality development schemes in schools.

Fatma Al Marri, CEO of the Dubai Schools Agency said: “It gives us great pride to be associated with Imdaad in a programme that aims to create a healthy community as well as help children in personality development. KHDA and the Dubai Schools Agency aims at ensuring continuous progress of the education sector and helping children become active contributors to the community, society and country at large. We congratulate Imdaad for launching Beati, an initiative that adds to the overall learning process of the children, helping them to be ambassadors in the education for sustainable development.”

Commenting on the partnership, Jamal Lootah, CEO of Imdaad, said: “We thank KHDA for its support to Beati. The programme is part of Imdaad’s efforts to spread awareness about environmental issues in the community. We believe that schools are the best platforms to do this as the message is carried to families and the larger community instantly . The Authority has made great contributions to enhance the quality of education in Dubai and to help schemes aimed at personality development of students. Beati is a unique initiative that involves children as active partners in environment protection and KHDA’s support will ensure its success,” he said.


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