FinlandWay® has been selected amongst a competitive global pool of candidates to be a part of the Anjal Z Masschallenge Programme, which facilitates pilots and proof of concepts in Abu Dhabi for growth-stage Early Childhood Development startups.
The programme aims to empower early childhood education innovators from across the world to localise their solutions for Abu Dhabi and the UAE. We’re extremely proud to be taking part and bringing a piece of the Finnish early learning expertise into the area with our school package.
First FinlandWay® pilot School in the area to open in Abu Dhabi
Over the last few months we have worked together with local experts to receive mentoring and coaching, and meeting with potential partners and investors to launch our first FinlandWay® pilot unit in Abu Dhabi.
The pilot school, a preschool catering for 3-5 year olds, benefits from most of the full FinlandWay® package; including teacher training, school space design and transformation and education technology to accommodate lesson plans, daily communication with parents and learning tracking. In addition to this, the pilot school receives coaching and ongoing support from the FinlandWay® expert team in operational and pedagogical matters.
The pilot runs for 6 weeks, in which we gather further information about local practises to help us further fit our offering for this new market.
says FinlandWay®’s Head of Operations Marika Poutiainen, from Abu Dhabi, where she’s currently working closely with the project team.