Al Jalila Foundation’s Ta’alouf Teachers Training Program, in partnership with Zayed University, equips teachers from public and private schools with skills to broaden inclusivity in their classrooms and empower children of determination. The program was born out of the principle that every child, no matter their ability, has enormous potential and it must be channeled to empower the child to live a happy and productive life.
The end of the school year 2021 saw the graduation of 62 teachers as qualified leaders of inclusion in their classrooms. Due to various COVID-19 restrictions the 7th cohort of the Ta’alouf program was delivered in English and Arabic solely through online sessions.
Dr Anna Ferreira, the program lead, said “Being the academic coordinator for the Ta’alouf Teacher Training program is a great privilege. We have trained almost 500 teachers over a period of seven years with exceptionally positive feedback from both the teachers and schools. It is inspiring to see how the program has made a difference to students of determination and their families – and will continue to in the years to come.”
To date, the Ta’alouf Teachers Training Program has trained educators from 131 schools who together have impacted 43,290 students in the UAE.