UAE ministers to highlight best practices in teaching

The Qudwa Forum connects teachers and education leaders to share ideas about innovative teaching methods and classroom practices.
Updated 30 September 2019

UAE ministers to highlight best practices in teaching

Qudwa Forum 2019, a forum for the teachers, by teachers in the UAE taking place on Oct. 5 and 6th in Abu Dhabi, has announced key government ministers as speakers. The event, organized by the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, will be held under the patronage of Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, crown prince of Abu Dhabi and deputy supreme commander of the UAE Armed Forces.

The participating government ministers are: Sheikh Nahyan bin Mabarak Al-Nahyan, minister of tolerance; Hussain Ibrahim Al-Hammadi, minister of education; Noura bint Mohammed Al-Kaabi, minister of culture and knowledge development; Jameela Al-Muhairi, minister of state for public education; Dr. Ahmad Belhoul Al-Falasi, minister of state for higher education and advanced skills and chairman of the UAE Space Agency; and Mohamed Khalifa Al-Mubarak, chairman of the Department of Culture and Tourism — Abu Dhabi.

With the full agenda revealed, the speakers will highlight the significance of adopting innovative teaching methods to enhance the future of education. 

Held under the theme of “Teaching for Global Competence,” the event topics are set to highlight internationally recognized best practices and teaching methods that teachers in the region can adopt in the future, with more than 70 local, regional and international speakers and leaders in the education sector participating in the forum.

In his opening address titled “Classroom Coexistence: Teaching for Tolerance,” Sheikh Al-Nahyan will discuss how tolerance is an open-minded approach, a respectful attitude, and a curiosity about different cultures that pervades everyday life in the UAE’s multicultural society. 

The forum will attract key international speakers in fields related to knowledge including Dr. Beau Lotto, neuroscientist and founder of Lab of Misfits neuro-design studio, US.

Mohamed K. Al-Neaimi, director of the Education Affairs Office of the Crown Prince Court of Abu Dhabi, will kick off the forum, highlighting the change in the UAE’s education landscape.

Qudwa Forum 2019 will also host the prestigious Mohamed bin Zayed Award for Best GCC Teacher, which honors exceptional teachers from the GCC region.


LuLu festival celebrates flavors of the Philippines

Updated 24 October 2019

LuLu festival celebrates flavors of the Philippines

LuLu Hypermarket has launched its annual Filipino festival titled “Pinoy Fiesta 2019,” showcasing the country’s famous food products.

The week-long festival from Oct. 20 to 26th offers a wide variety of food products imported from the Philippines. 

The festival was inaugurated at Lulu’s outlet in the Riyadh Avenue Mall, Murabba district, by Adnan V. Alonto, ambassador of the Philippines to Saudi Arabia, in the presence of LuLu officials.

According to a press statement, the festival aims at celebrating Filipino culinary heritage, food and health hygiene, best-quality agriculture produce and food products.

Shehim Mohammed, director of LuLu Hypermarket Saudi Arabia, said: “We have always been dedicated to bringing high-quality products from the Philippines. This festival is one such proof that the Filipino community loves the authentic flavors and delicious food selection that LuLu offers. We are thankful to the massive efforts of our own food sourcing office in the Philippines, located at Calamba, Laguna, which made a big contribution to our success in ensuring uninterrupted supply at the most affordable prices throughout the year.” 

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Exclusive promotion campaigns and price-buster offers have been planned for a variety of imported brands, such as Mama Sita’s, Del Monte, Jack N Jill, Lemon Square, Ligo, CDO, Datu Puti, Lucky Me, UFC and Century.

Exclusive promotion campaigns and price-buster offers have been planned for a variety of imported brands, such as Mama Sita’s, Del Monte, Jack N Jill, Lemon Square, Ligo, CDO, Datu Puti, Lucky Me, UFC and Century. A wide range of agricultural produce from the Philippines is on offer, including langsat, curly parsley, white onion, garlic, Philippine mango, bean sprouts, saba, guyabano, calamansi, chayote, jicama, mangosteen, dragon fruit, pomelo, durian, papaya, kamote, rambutan, pineapple, banana, avocado and sweet corn.

Filipino favorites such as milk fish and dried fish are also available during the festival.

Chefs at the hypermarket will prepare throughout the period of the festival authentic Filipino dishes, including: Kare-kare, adobo, pinakbet, bulalo, sinigang and caldereta. Sweets such as pitchi pitchi, puto pao, majablanca, buko pie, cassava cakes, sapin-sapin, buchi and ginataang kamote are available at attractive prices.

LuLu Hypermarket, one of the largest retailers in the region, recently celebrated the group’s 10th anniversary in the Kingdom.

With 180 stores operating worldwide, LuLu aims to provide and sustain the supply of global products at the best rates. It is one of the favorite shopping destinations of both locals and expatriates in the Kingdom.

LuLu is the fastest growing retail chain across 10 countries that include the GCC, India, Egypt, Indonesia, and Malaysia. It is one of the Middle East’s top employers with a workforce numbering at more than 55,000.