ADNOC & LEGOEDUCATION sign Partnership Agreement for Advancement of STEM Education in ADNOC Schools
The Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) and Lego Education signed a partnership agreement, today, to champion high-quality, innovative hands-on learning programs 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) at 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 programs 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 program honors our wise leadership’s vision and ambition to create innovative education experiences to allow our youth to fulfill their potential.”
Kugansaid: “The program 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 UAE society.”
ADNOC’s Corporate Social Responsibility program 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.
ADNOC is committed to delivering the following 2017 Pledges:
• Achieve 100,000 hours of volunteering across the Group;
• Impact the lives of 100,000 people;
• Conduct 50 initiatives and partnerships.
ADNOC is a major diversified group of energy and petrochemical companies that produces about 3 million barrels of oil and 9.8 billion cubic feet of raw gas a day. Its integrated upstream, midstream and downstream activities are carried out by 16 specialist subsidiary and joint venture companies.
About ADNOC Schools
In 2008, Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (ADNOC) formed the ADNOC Schools. The goal of its founders was to provide a challenging and rigorous secondary academic curriculum for Emirati and other highly qualified pupils in grades seven through eleven.
Since then, ADNOC Schools has continued to expand to meet the needs of the Emirati communities of the UAE, and to date, has campuses in Sas Al Nakhl (Abu Dhabi), Madinat Zayed, Ruwais, and Ghayathi serving close to 7,000 students from KG1 through to Grade 12.