Jusoor Foundation, the social investment arm of Sohar Aluminium, Vale Oman and OQ, recently signed an agreement with the Directorate General of Education (DGE), North Batinah, which is under the Ministry of Education (MoE), to establish a Digital Education Studio.
Hamed bin Khalfan al Rashidi, director general of DGE, North Batinah, signed the agreement on behalf of MoE, while Eng Ahmed bin Ibrahim, acting executive manager of Jusoor Foundation, signed the agreement on behalf of Jusoor.
As per a statement, funded by OQ, Sohar Aluminium and Vale and implemented by Jusoor Fou-ndation, the project aims at achi-eving sustainable social develop- ment for Oman. This will be done by reinforcing educational aspects, by means of creating digital learning content for students and teachers, consistent with the current situation of distance education and students’ need for accessible digital content.’
The project is expected to facilitate educational tasks, given that the curricula will be supplemented with audio-visual materials, for different academic stages, in a special interactive manner. The project is also intended to improve students and teachers’ visual skills and knowledge of electronic visuals. This will improve the learning environment by utilising a variety of digital media outlets that are in line with current technological advancements.
‘Established at the DGE in Sohar, North Batinah, the newly designed Digital Education Studio will be equipped with special imaging equipment, special tools to produce audio-visual materials, recorders, computer facilities, as well as montage systems to helpstudents and teachers edit audio-visual content. The cost of the project is estimated at RO28,000,’ added the statement.
Jusoor is Oman’s first non-profit Social Responsibility Foundation, aiming to serve the Omani society in accordance with best practices of corporate social responsibility principles.