Recognized as a pioneer in education, Dwight was invited by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), which is part of the government in Dubai, to collaborate in providing creative and innovative alternatives to mainstream education. This groundbreaking partnership was formalized when the Prime Minister of the UAE, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Ruler of Dubai, signed a license giving KHDA and Dwight School Dubai the green light to launch innovative online and blended learning models.
Through this license, students will be taking live classes virtually through Dwight Global Online School and in person at Dwight School Dubai in a pilot project. The first to participate are siblings Sultan, Lulwu, Rashid, and Dana Abdulwahid, Emirati students who will be supported by Dwight every step of the way on their untraditional educational journey.
This exciting development was inspired by the Dubai government's commitment to advance education as part of its 10X initiative, which aims to take Dubai ten years into the future in just two through "disruptive" — or accelerated rather than incremental — innovation. The KHDA, as part of the government, launched a 10X project called Rahhal ("traveler" in Arabic) to provide creative and innovative alternatives to mainstream education and found an ideal partner in Dwight.
When this first-ever educational license was signed at a special ceremony, all of the partnership players — Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Director General of the KHDA, and Rahhal team; the Minister of Education and 10X team; Dwight Vice Chancellor Blake Spahn and Head of Dwight School Dubai Janecke Aarnaes — met with the Prime Minister and his son, Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.
"We are pleased and honored that Dwight was selected to participate in this cutting-edge project designed to advance education for all of the UAE," said the Vice Chancellor. "With our new campus in Dubai, which shares Dwight Global's focus on innovation and personalization, we look forward to bringing a flexible, blended Dwight education to students throughout the region. We anticipate that our collaboration with KHDA will become an example not only for the UAE, but also for the world."
Through our brick-and-mortar schools in Dubai, New York, London, Seoul, and Shanghai together with our campus in the cloud, Dwight offers students various options for receiving a world-class education made possible through technology that brings students and faculty together wherever they may be.
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