Educators without Borders International (EWBI) signed a Memorandum of Understanding, on Tuesday December 17th 2019, with Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE) in the United Arab Emirates capital, Abu Dhabi. The move aims to strengthen mutual cooperation in the fields of promoting the skills of educators and development of education programs within crisis zones.
Dr. Karima Matar AlMazroei, Chairwoman of EWBI, and Dr. Ibrahem AlHajary, Director of ECAE, signed the memorandum in the Abu Dhabi-based college.
The memorandum seeks to leverage the potential of both parties in order to equip teachers and allow teaching and administrative cadres, including students, to voluntarily participate in efforts to improve education quality within operation areas and contribute in various international events.
Through the memorandum, both parties seek to promote and facilitate research efforts, make use of the full capabilities of both entities and exchange experience, with the ultimate goal of achieving the strategic visions of both EWBI and ECAE.
Also, in accordance with the agreement, lessons, lectures and workshops will be organized for parents and caregivers to provide them with educational, social, psychological and cultural support.
The Geneva-based EWBI is a non-governmental organization that focuses on providing educational services for students, and training for educators to enable them to work proficiently and ensure sustainability within operational areas. It also provides literacy programs.
The organization depends on volunteer educators and others in order to contribute as a new generation that is able to help vulnerable and uneducated groups.
EWBI represents the commitment of educators worldwide to achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals, particularly the fourth one which is related to the provision of quality and comprehensive education to all by 2030.
It is worth mentioning that Educators without Borders International is an international organization based in Geneva, concerned with providing educational services for children in affected regions, and improving training services in crisis areas.