Al Jisr Foundation is launching its English Skills Development initiative, ‘Universal Kids’ with the main aim of using technology to raise awareness on the importance of English language and to develop English literacy skills. This will equip Omani students with the required skills to progress in their education and subsequently their careers.
The pilot program has begun in five selected primary schools from different governorates: Al Batinah, Ad Dakhiliyah, and Muscat. The initiative has approximately 1,000 students. This trial phase attains to evaluate the effectiveness of the initiative.
Universal Kids will consist of on online learning tool called Reading Eggs. Al Jisr Foundation provided free access for students, teachers and admins to the learning tool. The multi-award winning application is designed with colorful animation, fun characters, songs, and rewards to teach students essential reading, vocabulary, spelling and grammar skills. Boosting their English skills will foster their self-confidence in the future.
Students can access the application through phones, tabs and computers. Teachers will have an opportunity to track their students’ performance through the provision of tablets, provided by Al Jisr Foundation, which will ease the utilization process of Reading Eggs.
The next step of the imitative will include interactive workshops and exciting competitions, aspiring to promote the culture of self-learning.
Universal Kids initiative is inspired from Al Jisr’s commitment to contribute in the Sultanate’s growth through sustainable and philanthropic initiatives and projects in health and education.