Global education laboratory launched at MIT

MIT President, L. Rafael Reif (left) and Fady Mohammed Jameel, President of Community Jameel International (right) announce the new Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) at MIT.

A “global renaissance in education for all learners” is being promised after Community Jameel and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) launched the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Laboratory (J-WEL).

The new global education lab aims to help educators, universities, governments and private organizations revolutionize the effectiveness and reach of education.  It will focus its efforts on reinventing primary and secondary education, renewing higher education, and revitalizing workplace learning.

J-WEL is expected to be operational by September 2017.  Fady Mohammed Jameel, President of Community Jameel International, said: “Education and learning are fundamental to a strong society and economy.  They promote employment and create increased opportunity for all – all central pillars of Saudi Vision 2030.

“Enabling individuals to do their very best and reach their full potential, whatever their background, is a key priority for Community Jameel, and one on which we look forward to collaborating with the educational community in Saudi Arabia.”

L. Rafael Reif, MIT President, said: “For years, Community Jameel’s commitment to finding practical solutions to complex global problems has inspired all of us at MIT. With J-WEL, Community Jameel builds on that extraordinary legacy with an effort that will empower learners around the world, opening educational pathways that are currently closed to millions. We are grateful to Community Jameel for their vision, their partnership, and their unwavering dedication to making a better world.”

Learn more about J-WEL here

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