Dubai: The Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) in Dubai announced the launch of a new ‘Emirati Parents’ Support Centre’ on the first day of the new academic year.
The center will work under the theme ‘Together for the future’, in partnership with Dubai’s private schools.
Dr Abdullah Al Karam, director-general of KHDA, said the initiative comes as part of efforts to implement the directives of UAE’s leadership aimed at ensuring all Emirati students in Dubai’s private schools receive ‘good’ or better quality education by 2021.
Dr Abdullah said: “The centre is designed to be a community platform that enables regular interaction between parents and education experts with an emphasis on providing Emirati students with better opportunities to enrich their knowledge and skills.”
Fatma Al Marri, executive director of KHDA, said the new centre will collaborate with school principals to learn more about the needs of Emirati parents.
She added: “We want Emirati parents to engage with their child’s school and work together with teachers and educators to serve and benefit young learners. This centre will be an important part of our efforts to boost effective partnership between schools and Emirati parents.”
Al Marri said the centre will further enhance the relationship between school principals and parents and promote new initiatives that can contribute to raising better awareness among parents about the quality of education and how to choose schools.
The centre will enable parents to support their children, while providing better education opportunities. It will also create new avenues for communication between parents, schools and policymakers, with new activities planned for the academic year.