A delegation of UAE and Bahrain education officials have visited Al Karamah Training Institute for Students of Determination in Abu Dhabi.

Her Excellency Sara Awadh Musallam, UAE Minister of State for Early Education and Chairwomen of Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge, and His Excellency Dr Mohammed Mubarak Juma, Bahrain Minister of Education, led the delegation, that also included delegates representing both countries, and officials explored collaboration opportunities across the education sector, including the field of scientific research.

During the visit the delegation toured the institute to observe how students are engaged in vocational workshops designed to foster hands-on practical learning experiences in key industries linked to the UAE’s future human capital needs.

The institute, opened by Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge (ADEK) in 2020, is designed to empower People of Determination, specifically those with Autism, with future pathways for independent living and employment opportunities.

HE Sara Awadh Musallam, said: “Al Karamah Training Institute for Students of Determination supports the aims of Abu Dhabi Strategy for People of Determination 2020-2024, empowering young people to become more independent and enhancing inclusive opportunities to learn and develop skills.

“Providing high quality education and future career pathways for People of Determination in the UAE, through vocational training, skill development and real-world experience, empowers individuals to take positive steps towards entering the labour market, pursuing careers and contributing to the national economy. “The institute also supports families across the emirate, providing young people with essential vocational opportunities for People of Determination to gain the essential knowledge and skills to make positive and important contributions to our inclusive society.”

For his part, HE Dr Mohammed bin Mubarak Juma, Minister of Education in Kingdom of Bahrain, praised the school for excellent endeavours taken towards empowering students with autism, developing their skills and unleashing their creativity in tandem with students of other schools. In addition HE praised the school for developing an interactive educational environment where students will feel relaxed, enjoy learning, and develop their skills, confidence, and appreciation for their own capabilities, as they are accommodated in specialised classrooms allowing them all to get the required attention.