Dubai To Get First Sustainable School

The KHDA announces new 'eco-school' Fairgreen International School to launch in September 2018.
Dubai To Get First Sustainable School
By C Hoppe
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Fairgreen International School is set to become Dubai’s first eco-friendly school.

Set to open in September 2018, the school will be operated by Esol Education and is located in Sustainable City.

Esol already manages the American International School in Abu Dhabi (AISA), the Universal American School in Dubai (UAS), and Deira International School (DIS) in Dubai.

Fairgreen International School will offer the IB curriculum and incorporate sustainability as an integral part of its educational program.

Dr Abdulla Al Karam, director general of the KHDA, said in a press release today, “sustainability is often described not just as a state of harmony with the environment around us, but also harmony with ourselves and each other."

"Fairgreen International School at The Sustainable City will provide a unique education offering to parents in Dubai, and will enrich Dubai’s schools landscape. We look forward to working with our friends at Esol Education to add yet another layer of quality to education in Dubai and bring out the best from within our community.” 

“From the campus and architecture to the curriculum and activities, the entire school will adhere to a ‘sustainability first’ ethos,” said Esol Education Chairman, Mr. Walid Abushakra.

“Our graduates will understand the urgency and importance of sustainable living, which will guide their academic and career choices. They will be pioneers of renewable energy research and urban agriculture, eco-entrepreneurs and public policy change makers,” he added. 

In keeping with the ethos of Sustainable City, Fairgreen’s campus has been designed to minimise the school’s environmental impact, utilising solar power for energy needs, recycling water for agricultural use, and implementing waste separation and wind energy generation.

Fairgreen’s IB curriculum plans to integrate sustainability, featuring hands-on project-based learning, innovative teaching methods, technology initiatives and worldwide partnerships with leading experts and organisations in sustainability-related research and practice. 

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