British parliament honors K.T. Rabeeullah
British parliament honors K.T. Rabeeullah
The award, constituted by the Rotary International-Trivandrum Royal, was presented by Geoffrey Clements, chairman of Commonwealth Association for Infrastructure Development, recently.
While inaugurating the function, Virendra Sharma, member of British Parliament, said: “It is my privilege to honor him at the British parliament. I had come to know about the extent of Rabeeullah’s contributions to the society and humanity only very recently and today I am proud to sit next to him.”
Siddeeque Valiyakath, executive director and CEO of Shifa Al Jazeera Medical Group, Oman said Rabeeullah is a living legend and role model for philanthropists. He treats both rich and poor equally and a symbol of kindness and humanity.”
Rabeeullah is chairman and MD of the Shifa Al Jazeera Medical Group, Royal Shifa Hospitals and Naseem Al Rabeeh Medical Group, the largest medical service provider in the GCC.
Rabeeullah had won applause after he launched extensive charity initiatives in the Middle East and India. Recently he started a charity initiative of Rs.10 crores ($1.5 million) for the socially backward families.
He also contributed Rs.50,000 ($750) each to the families of those killed in the fireworks accident at the Puttingal Temple at Paravur, Kerala, India. The victims from nearly 300 families benefited from the relief package. In addition, he has offered jobs for the qualified members of the victims’ families.
Starting off as a small clinic 36 years ago, his network of health care centers has spread wings across Saudi Arabia, Oman, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait and the UAE.
Rabeeullah said: “We will also extending our services to the UK and the United States. In the UK we will be opening dermatology/cosmetology & dental clinic soon.”
Alef Education launches first project in US
Alef Education, a UAE-based education technology company, has announced the launch of its Alef education system in the US.
The system will be used at Harlem Children’s Zone (HCZ) schools in New York city, starting Oct. 15.
The Alef education system brings together a blend of the latest technology and pedagogical approaches geared toward learners of today. A key component of the system is the “Alef Platform,” which has three main pillars:
•A fun and easy-to-use digital learning environment
•High-quality digital content developed to engage and stimulate learning with a blend of videos, interactivities and games.
•Real time data provided within each lesson to truly enable educators to support personalized learning and identify student strengths and weaknesses.
The partnership between Alef Education and the Harlem Children’s Zone schools started in 2017 when leaders of those organizations met. The meeting included a review of best practices in pedagogy, instructional design, the use of technology, and the best ways to identify difficult concepts and detect struggling students early using data.
Alef Education identified NexGen, an education technology startup based in New York City, as its US-based partner to carry forward the implementation of the program at the Harlem Children’s Zone schools and other school systems across the US.
Geoffrey Alphonso, chief executive of Alef Education, said: “As a leading education technology company, we want to play a significant role in the creation of the next generation of innovative individuals around the world, and continue to provide the latest innovations in artificial intelligence-based and technology-driven education solutions within a holistic education system.”
He added: “The implementation of our innovative education system in the Harlem Children’s Zone schools in New York city speaks of a quantum leap in our long-term mission to leverage technology to provide students with the personalized education they need to succeed, while also empowering teachers with real-time, actionable data.”
Geoffrey Canada, president of the Harlem Children’s Zone schools in New York and chairman of NexGen Education, named one of the world’s most influential people by Time magazine and as one of the 50 greatest leaders by Fortune magazine, said: “We are pleased to welcome Alef Education’s innovative education system into our schools in New York as of October 2018. Education systems across the world are witnessing unprecedented transformations and a transition to a more dynamic education based on new technologies. In this context, we have decided to adopt this program to further enrich the resources available to our students to ensure they have access to the best the digital education industry has to offer.”