Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation participates in educational Conference in Riyadh

SHARJAH: The Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation (SSEF) participated in the Educational Innovation Conference held in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia.

At the conference, the foundation presented a comprehensive study on the role of the pioneering educational project “Teach with Pen,” which provides psychological and educational guidance to orphans. The Conference served as a platform to showcase and celebrate innovative approaches to education.

Mona Al-Suwaidi, Director-General of SSEF, expressed the foundation’s commitment to knowledge sharing and collaboration, “We actively participate in such events to exchange ideas and experiences. It’s crucial to stay updated on new developments in education to better serve and care for orphans.”

Al-Suwaidi elaborated on the SSEF study, involving 972 orphans across Sharjah, central, and eastern regions, benefiting from “Teach with Pen.” The study underscored the importance of integrating academic support with psychological and educational guidance to enhance educational outco
mes and well-being for orphaned children.

She further highlighted the initiative’s practical applications through psychological and educational counselling programmes. “Teach with Pen” serves as a benchmark for the foundation, bridging the gap between theory and practice in education and psychology.

The study also addressed the impact of adverse psychological conditions on academic performance, a recurring challenge addressed in the programme’s counseling services.

Al-Suwaidi emphasised the need for further programme development, “This study is a valuable resource for educators. We must continuously improve such programmes to better support orphaned children.”

The conference served as a platform for discussing a wide range of topics pertinent to educational innovation, including the development of teaching methods, curriculum enhancement, educational administration, and supervision. It also addressed the utilisation of educational psychology and specialised fields such as special education to further enri
ch educational practices and outcomes.

Source: Emirates News Agency