ADNOC, LEGO Education sign partnership agreement to boost STEM education
The agreement was signed at ADIPEC 2017 by Reem Al Buainain (sitting, right), manager, corporate social responsibility (CSR), ADNOC, and Senthil Kugan, director, ATLAB/Emphor Trading, on behalf of Lego Education.
Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Lego Education signed a partnership agreement to champion high-quality, innovative hands-on learning programmes designed to advance the study of science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) in all ADNOC Schools, in Abu Dhabi and the Al Dhafra region.
The agreement was signed at ADIPEC 2017 by Reem Al Buainain, manager, corporate social responsibility (CSR), ADNOC, and Senthil Kugan, director, ATLAB/Emphor Trading, on behalf of Lego Education.
Under the terms of the partnership agreement, Lego Innovation Studios will be constructed in all ADNOC Schools and will benefit students from elementary to high school levels. The agreement covers the establishment of creative labs, teacher training and development programmes and access to Lego Education’s global on-line collaboration communities.
Al Buainain said: “This partnership reaffirms ADNOC’s unwavering commitment to the learning and development of students in our schools, the Abu Dhabi community and the UAE overall. Our children’s education is vital to the future prosperity of the UAE. The programme honours our wise leadership’s vision and ambition to create innovative education experiences to allow our youth to fulfil their potential.”
Kugan commented: “The programme represents ADNOC’s significant investment in the acceleration and growth of STEM education, in ADNOC schools, that will create a positive and lasting impact on the UAE society.”
ADNOC’s corporate social responsibility programme is aligned with the 2017 Year of Giving announced by the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and has four pillars: culture and community, education and innovation, safety and environment, and wellbeing and health. The aim is to create a positive and lasting impact on society, with efforts that incorporate social impact, volunteering and national service.