Sharjah, UAE, Saturday March 18
New Hampshire based international education consultancy, GoGlobal Education is at the center of a new agreement signed by Florida’s Beacon College and the Emirate of Sharjah in the UAE. The agreement was signed by Her Highness Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, the Director General of the Sharjah City Humanitarian Services and Vice President of the Sharjah Supreme Council for Family Affairs.
The initiative allows Beacon College, a unique U.S tertiary institution with an outstanding four-year graduation rate of over 80%, to work closely with the Sharjah City Humanitarian Service in providing a wide range of courses and programs commencing in August 2017 in the UAE. The programs, the first of their kind in the UAE, will focus on providing skills for teachers and instructors throughout the region in identifying and working with large groups of students that learn differently. Additional programs will focus on students and provide a wide-ranging series of courses and educational experiences for regional students to attend.
GoGlobal CEO and Managing Partner, Patrick van Rooyen said that the project took over 12 months to negotiate and structure. “The final outcome is exciting for both Beacon College and the Emirate of Sharjah as it now provides for the region a key education initiative to assist those thousands of young students that often struggle due to learning differences”. Van Rooyen said that the agreement was a major step in building a new education relationship between the U.S and the UAE and was unique.
“Research shows that two out of every ten young men and women learn differently and sadly, because of these learning differences often struggle and many do not realize their full academic and career capabilities. Beacon has an outstanding model and is a national leader in this field. We believe that this transferring of the Beacon College skills and instructional techniques will provide Sharjah, the UAE and the regional community a wonderful opportunity for these students to attain their full potential”.