Stories of Hope

Teachers breaking boundaries of inclusion

Despite challenges due to the COVID-19 pandemic we are very proud that the end of the 2020 academic year saw the graduation of the 6th cohort of Ta’alouf Teachers Training Program comprising of 73 teachers from 23 schools.

Through Ta’alouf Teachers Training Program, in partnership with Zayed University, Al Jalila Foundation equips teachers from public and private schools with skills to broaden inclusivity in their classrooms and empower children of determination.

During these unprecedented times teachers have been remarkable at adapting their skills to teach remotely and ensure that no child is left out. For the first time the Ta’alouf program was delivered with a blended learning approach with face to face sessions and online sessions.

Dr Anna Ferreira, the program lead, said “The 6th cohort participants showed us that UAE teachers are flexible and creative; they meet new challenges with such a positive spirit.”

The program which is delivered in English and Arabic was born out of the principle that every child, no matter their ability, has enormous potential and that potential should be harnessed to empower the child to live a happy and productive life.

To date the Ta’alouf Teachers Training Program has trained 416 educators from 116 schools in the UAE.

Teachers breaking boundaries of inclusion