Sheikha Moza visits Xikrin community school
September 19 2013 12:56 AM

HH  Sheikha Moza bint Nasser attending a lesson with children from the indigenous Xikrin community in Brazil’s Amazonian region. She  was on a fact-finding mission to learn about educational approaches in isolated and indigenous communities. The Educate A Child programme founded by HH Sheikha Moza  in 2012, is exploring opportunities to support access and quality of primary education in the region using new technological approaches, in partnership with regional and local partners PICTURE: Maher Attar/HHOPL

HH Sheikha Moza bint Nasser, founder and chairperson of Education Above All Foundation, has visited the Prefeitura de Parauapebas school in the indigenous Xikrin community in the village of Djudjeko, in Brazil’s northern Para region.
The visit aims to examine the education systems in these isolated and indigenous communities and learn of the challenges these communities face.
The Educate A Child programme, which is part of the Education Above All Foundation, is exploring partnership opportunities with regional authorities and local partners, to facilitate technologically innovative approaches to primary education in the region.
The aim would be to increase access and retention for primary-age children in schooling.
After the visit, HH Sheikha Moza said: “It is fascinating to see the approaches to education being taken in these indigenous communities. The Educate A Child programme launched last year in Doha is striving to support the hardest to reach children gain access to quality education.
“We can learn a great deal from the education initiatives I have seen today, which are culturally-appropriate while at the same time seeking to enable these children be part of the mainstream school system.
“Technology and innovation can have an important role to play in such efforts.”

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