More than 85 principals from Dubai private schools gathered at the Knowledge and Human Development Authority's offices to generate 1000 ideas to celebrate the Year of Giving at their schools and welcome the new academic year.
During the event, the principals worked in groups to talk about what giving means to them, and how it would be expressed at their schools. Themes included 'Giving to the UAE', 'Giving to Teachers', 'Giving to Students', 'Giving to the Environment' and 'Giving to People with Determination'.
KHDA director general Dr Abdulla Al Karam said: "The Year of Giving isn't about what we would like to do, it's about who we would like to be. Schools in Dubai are already part of a community that has giving and happiness at its heart. This coming academic year, we'll continue working with principals, teachers, parents and students on initiatives that bring us closer together and ensure that the spirit of Year of Giving endures long after the year has ended."