I am personally thrilled to announce our collaboration with Dubai-based Equilibrium Management Consultants. We will bring the Fun Academy early years education program to the region. Thus, together we open the first of Fun Academy Kindergartens in Dubai practicing the Fun Learning philosophy in 2017.
Fun Academy and Equilibrium signed the agreement in the Finnish Embassy in Abu Dhabi. The Education Minister Sanni Grahn-Laasonen and Ambassador Riitta Swahn witnessed the signing.
People across the world including in Dubai, understand education as a key component. It creates a brighter future for individuals, communities and nations.
During this year I learned more about education in many countries. Moreover, it was truly a great opportunity to see our Fun Learning philosophy lifting everyone’s spirits up. Therefore, we now share it with teachers and education sector professionals across the world. Thus, the Fun Learning community is growing, with bases in Switzerland, Spain, China, Colombia, Brazil, Mexico, Singapore, USA, UAE and KSA.
There are obvious similarities between where education is going and the challenges we face today. Therefore, we share concerns and focus areas. However, these concerns are not just mentioned in ceremonial speech. They are very much a reality at any school level.
- Overall well-being of students
- Importance of respect and support for teachers
- Education faces a new paradigm shift both locally and globally
- Teachers need professional development opportunities
- High-quality education is not evenly distributed
- Student engagement in connection with lifelong learning
- Digitization can and should support pedagogy
Extending Fun Learning to kindergartens in Dubai
Within kindergarten in Dubai, we will tackle some of the above-listed concerns. We will use real-life solutions together with teachers who are masters in the Fun Learning approach. It is awesome to show how inspiring learning can be. I am truly honored to come from Finland and speak for our educational values. After all we don’t only have high standards. We also have world-class teachers who take their jobs seriously by making learning fun.
Find out more about our Fun Learning approach and the brilliant partners who are collaborating with us.