|23 September, 2019

ADEK launches Rize enrichment programs to elevate students' 21st century skills

Rize focuses on STEAM Subjects

Sanad Ahmad, Chairman of the Students Enrichment Programs Committee at The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge

Sanad Ahmad, Chairman of the Students Enrichment Programs Committee at The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge

  • Rize offers free after-school sessions in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Al Dhafra for public school students from Grades 1 to 12

Abu Dhabi-UAE: As part of its continued efforts to build the next generation of learners, the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) today announced the launch of Rize Enrichment Programs, a unique educational initiative designed to equip students with new and essential skills in Science, Technology, Engineering, The Arts and Mathematics (STEAM), to prepare them for a rapidly changing world.

Open to all public school students in Abu Dhabi, from Grades 1 to 12 starting October 2019, Rize offers fun after-school sessions in cutting-edge STEAM subjects in nine public and Charter schools across Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and Al Dhafra. The Annual Program groups courses into three themes: Tech, Arts and Culture, and Math. Rize courses take place four days per week and are offered separately, two days for boys and two days for girls. In addition to the annual program, students will have the opportunity to participate in the Competitions and Learning Journeys initiatives for a more immersive educational experience. Selection is based on attendance, merit and performance within the annual program.

Sanad Ahmad, Chairman of the Students Enrichment Programs Committee at The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, said: “The launch of Rize Enrichment Programs is part of The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge’s priority to align the teaching of STEAM subjects in Abu Dhabi with the highest international standards. We aim to shape future innovators who will use their critical thinking, analytical and problem-solving skills to find solutions to the most pressing issues in the 21st century.”

He added: “Rize comprises a series of hands on workshops as well as fun and unique learning activities that not only improve students’ knowledge of STEAM subjects for future career success, but also engage and inspire their interest and passion for learning. Through the Annual Program, Competitions and Learning Journeys, we are confident that students will gain the exposure and capabilities necessary to bridge the knowledge and skills gap between academia and industry. Our goal is to empower the younger generation to become globally competitive and actively contribute to building a knowledge-based economy.”

By focusing on 21st century important subjects like AI, and culturally significant subjects such as Arabic Poetry, Rize Enrichment Programs support the objectives of the Abu Dhabi Economic Vision 2030 through diversifying students’ capabilities and enhancing their academic performance.

Rize provides a personalized and fun learning environment that inspires students to learn, explore their individual interests, and be themselves. Furthermore, Rize helps prepare students for university and beyond, boost their career prospects, and create a rich talent pool for public and private sectors.

To learn more about Rize Enrichment Programs and to register, please visit www.rize.ae        

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About the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge

The Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge was established with reference to the Amiri decree issued in September 2017, to change the name of the Abu Dhabi Education Council to the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge.

Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge’s main role is to sustain Abu Dhabi’s leading position as a socio-economic hub with emphasis on nurturing future leaders via a cutting-edge national education curriculum which incorporates high quality learning outcomes, while promoting a culture of creativity, sustainability and excellence, with focus on developing human, social and economic capabilities.

About Rize Enrichment Programs

Rize Enrichment Programs is an initiative from Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge to help every student reach their full potential by exposing them to new ideas and new mindsets so they are ready for whatever the future holds. Offering a unique after-school setting, Rize is designed to strengthen existing skills and develop new ones. Rize teaches not only subjects that are central to academic learning, such as math, but also those that are relevant to the 21st century and culturally important, such as artificial intelligence (AI) and Arabic poetry. Rize has also been designed specifically to focus on STEAM subjects, taught in a fun learning environment, crucial to ensuring students not only stay ahead of the game, but also feel inspired to explore their own interests and be themselves.

To learn more: please visit www.rize.ae 

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