KidZania has been invited to be part of three remarkable initiatives aimed at analyzing, changing and improving the educational landscape in different regions of the world. These invitations are a great acknowledgement for KidZania and represent important steps towards its recognition as an authority in terms of learning.
Junior Achievement Worldwide’s Global Council
As of March 1st, 2019, Dr. Ger Graus, KidZania’s Director of Education, will be part of Junior Achievement Worldwide’s Global Council. Junior Achievement (JA) is an NGO devoted to inspiring and preparing young people to succeed in a global economy, and for the past 100 years it has reached more than 10 million young people across more than 120 countries.
KidZania and Junior Achievement share a strong belief in the importance of education and motivational impact of hands-on learning, through the pedagogical approach of experiential learning.
By being part of this Global Council, KidZania will be able to collaborate in the creation of pathways for youth education that foster work readiness, entrepreneurship, and self-reliance.
Bett Global Advisory Council
Considered UK’s leading cross-sector education community, Bett’s mission is to bring together people, ideas, practices and technologies so that educators and learners can fulfil their potential. As part of this goal, it has also created a Global Advisory Council made up of key leaders and stakeholders in education worldwide.
Invited by José Papa, Bett Chairman, KidZania will now be part of this council and contribute to develop a united voice to create a global education agenda that fosters children’s aspirations and skills, while preparing them to the changing working environment they’ll face in the future.
Dubai Future Council of Education
KidZania will also be represented by Dr. Graus at the Dubai Future Council of Education, part of the Dubai Future Councils program launched by Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Crown Prince, which aims to build key sectors in this city for the next 50 years.
Composed by 13 councils with 10 to 15 members each, the Dubai Future Councils are tasked to share knowledge and expertise to find solutions to challenges, launch initiatives and national strategies to create opportunities alongside government and private sector experts.
The Dubai Future Council for Education, which Dr. Ger Graus will be joining, will be presided by Dr. Abdulla Al Karam, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Knowledge & Human Development Authority (KHDA). This working group will explore ways of enhancing the education experience in Dubai and will also develop innovate educational models that can enable next generations to become change agents that can tackle future challenges.