Abu Dhabi, UAETuesday 20 October 2020

UAE to offer moral education programme across Middle East

More than 22,000 young people will receive moral training

Young people in the Arab region are set to receive digital training in moral education. Getty
Young people in the Arab region are set to receive digital training in moral education. Getty

Tens of thousands of young people across the Arab region will receive moral training designed by the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi.

An agreement between the court's Education Affairs Office and Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education will see the curriculum taught to more than 22,000 young people to “increase their ability to become responsible, cultured, and engaged young adults ready to make a positive impact in the wider globalised world”, reported state news agency Wam.

The modules offered on AGFE’s Young Thinkers Programme platform include Ethics and the Global Economy, Living a Moderate Life, and Intercultural Relationships.

“In today’s world of heart-wrenching realities, we need the Moral Education curriculum that cultivates those universal principles and values that unite us in a shared experience of humanity,” said Dr Sonia Ben Jaafar, chief executive of AGFE.

“It is this kind of innovation that will support these young people in becoming the role models and leaders we need for the long-term health and well-being of our societies.

“We are very excited to know that soon, all young thinkers in the Arab region will have access to this forward-thinking curriculum.”

The YTP scheme is designed to support Emirati and Arab youth with increased career awareness, soft skills development through online courses, and to help them make well-informed decisions regarding their education.

"The inclusion of moral education in today’s mainstream education is intrinsic to helping young people develop a sense of responsibility, compassion and the ability to reflect on important world issues,” said Mohamed Al Nuaimi, director of Education Affairs Office at CPC.

“Our Moral Education modules are aimed at helping young people make sense of life and impact the world around them positively.

“We chose to collaborate with AGFE because of the shared value of supporting young Arabs in becoming great role models and leaders.”

He said the programme would also help promote the UAE's cultural identity, customs, and traditions.

Updated: September 26, 2020 04:34 PM

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