Dubai, UAE: Sylvan Learning Center of the UAE is celebrating the launch of Sylvan EDGE, a series of highly engaging, hands-on classes that empower parents to incorporate STEM into their children’s summer and after-school activities. On June 6th Sylvan Learning in Al Barsha, Dubai will host a “Find Your Edge” event for local families, teachers and educators to help children find their edge by experiencing Sylvan’s new hands-on robotics, coding and math activities in a fun and creative atmosphere.
Geared to families with kids in grades one through six, this free community event will provide children with the opportunity to build and animate LEGO® robots, design video games, and solve fun math brain boosters and more. With an alarming number of parents reporting that their children lack skills in advanced math (69%) and computer science (coding and programming) (80%), there is a critical need to introduce children to events like this in order to peak their interest in STEM at an early age.
“We pride ourselves on having strong relationships with local educators and a robust presence here in the United Arab Emirates and continue to be heavily committed to increasing STEM proficiency among children in our local community,” said Jeffrey Smith, Chief Operations Officer of Sylvan Learning in the GCC Region. “We want to provide parents with the opportunity to start STEM education at an early age in order to better prepare their children for the future job market.”
Known for his active role in the science and innovation arena, Bill Nye has also partnered with Sylvan Learning to help raise awareness about the importance and impact of STEM learning among elementary school children. Nye unveiled the company’s latest EDGE offering on April 21st in New York City to mark the kick-off of the Find Your Edge local event series.
This Dubai event is one of more than 500 “Find Your Edge” events taking place in local communities throughout the U.S., Canada and the GCC. At the event, parents, students and teachers can sign up to receive a free interactive class of robotics or coding for their group. More than 6,000 of these additional hands-on experiences to reach more than 60,000 additional kids worldwide will be given away.
For details on DUBAI’S Find Your EDGE event and how to sign up for a free class, call 04 434 5400.
About Sylvan Learning, Inc.
With more than 35 years of experience and more than 750 locations throughout North America, Sylvan Learning is the leading provider of personal learning for students in grades K-12. Sylvan is transforming how students learn, inspiring them to succeed in school and in life. Sylvan’s proven tutoring approach blends amazing teachers with SylvanSync™ technology on the iPad® for an engaging learning experience. Sylvan also leads the way with Sylvan EDGE — STEM and accelerated courses and Sylvan Prep — college and test prep courses. Sylvan supports families through every stage of the academic journey. For more information, visit http://bit.ly/1kB9I5x or http://bit.ly/1dbRLeI.
Dr. Semhar Gebre
Director, Sylvan Learning of Al Barsha
+971 04 434 5400