The Ideal Teacher Center, an affiliate of Dar Al-Hekma University, marked World Teachers’ Day by launching the Ideal Teacher Program Seventh Session under the theme “Innovative Learning Institution.”
Monetary prizes for innovative schools and teachers were announced — SR10,000 ($2,665) for first place; SR7,000 for second; and SR5,000 for third. A large number of faculty members attended the event.
Dr. Sanaa Askool, director of the consultation and business development center, delivered the opening speech on behalf of Dr. Suhair Al-Qurashi, president of Dar Al-Hekma University, in which she talked briefly about the history of the nonprofit center, which was established in 2015.
Dr. Askool stressed the important this partnership between Dar Al-Hekma and the Jeddah Educational Office, noting that this partnership is based on the importance of creating an innovative learning institution where each member plays a role in producing knowledge. Around 20,000 men and women have benefited from the various programs offered by the Ideal Teacher Center. The center’s mission and objectives focus on developing and training leaders and faculty members in order to prepare modern teachers who will in their turn prepare a promising generation, she said.
Dr. Mona Karim, director of the Ideal Teacher Center, gave a short brief about the center’s programs, the courses and educational workshops offered by the center, which focus on meeting the needs of female teachers. The center organized trips for teachers to travel to Japan, Finland and other countries to hone their skills over there and apply international experiences to local schools when they return home, Dr. Karim said.
Different segments were organized during the event such as “The Best Nation” play, supervised by Samira Fikri, and “Blessing of Change” initiative, which reflects the social partnership between Dar Al-Hekma University and various educational institutions.