His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President,
Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al
Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed
Forces, witnessed yesterday the launch of a family-school application, Adheedak
(Arabic for Your Assistant) that seeks to enhance societal cohesion and promote
best educational practices.
The initiative will establish stability in the school community and have
positive impact on the student's academic, societal and educational performance.
The initiative was launched today at Al Bateen Palace when Their
Highnesses Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed received a
delegation from the Ministry of Education and a group of Emirati model,
The launching ceremony was also attended by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin
Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai; H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin
Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in Al Dhafra Region; H.H.
Sheikh Tahnoun bin Mohammed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s Representative in Al
Ain Region; H.H. Sheikh Saeed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Ruler’s
Representative; H.H. Sheikh Nahyan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board
of Trustees of Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan Charitable and Humanitarian
Foundation; H.H. Lt. General Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime
Minister and Minister of Interior; H.H. Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs; H.H. Sheikh Hamed
bin Zayed, Chairman of the Abu Dhabi Crown Prince Court; H.H. Sheikh Theyab bin
Zayed Al Nahyan; H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign
Affairs and International Cooperation; H.H. Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan,
Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zayed Higher Organization for People of
Determination; H.H. Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman
of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Knowledge Foundation, and a number of Sheikhs.
Their Highnesses Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed
praised these Emirati model families, which they said are keen to develop their
children's academic, societal, behavioural and cognetive performance and
encourage them to excel, exemplifying an integral and essential role between
the family and school.
Highlighting the initiative, Their Highnesses said it serves as a
communication channel between the family and school as it provides important
educational information needed by all elements of the learning process.
Selected activities provided by the app engage all societal actors.
Named by H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Minister of Foreign
Affairs and International Cooperation, and Chairman of the Education and Human
Resources Council, the app is a smart, interactive platform for the Emirati
family to communicate with the school through selected student-centred and
The app provides users/parents with a menu of daily options, activities
and tasks including setting dates for picking up their children, attending
parent-teacher meetings, engaging in school cultural and entertainment
activities including voluntary works, reading books and family fun activities.
The app also features ISBN (International Standard Book Number) reader
application, QR code, Geolocation, the identification or estimation of the
real-world geographic location of an object.
The app has been carefully designed to empower educators to take
informed decisions that support family-school communication and cooperation.
For parents, it will engage them in diverse school cultural and amusement
programmes. It will also improve the learners' academic attainment and
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