Ghobash Group brings Finland’s HEI Schools to the UAE

Inkeri Aimonen Chief Executive Officer of HEI Schools and Rashid Saeed bin Ahmed Ghobash, Managing Director of Ghobash Group at agreement signing ceremony
Collaboration set to deliver innovative Early Childhood Education model to the region 

Dubai, May 27, 2024: Ghobash Group, a UAE-based and privately-owned business conglomerate, has partnered with HEI Schools (Helsinki International Schools), a research-based Early Childhood Education model from Finland designed for ages 0-6 years, to elevate Early Childhood Education in the UAE. 

As part of the agreement, Ghobash Group will open multiple HEI Early Learning Centres in the UAE. 

With centres operating worldwide, HEI Schools develops a research-based approach through its ongoing collaboration with The University of Helsinki, one of its founding partners, to ensure that the curriculum is enriched with the latest in educational research, learning philosophies, models and practices.  

Speaking about the development, Inkeri Aimonen, Chief Executive Officer of HEI Schools says, “Designed to deliver a clear difference, our research-based methodology is child-centred and focuses on the holistic development of children be it social, emotional, physical, and cognitive growth, as well as their character, with a curriculum that encourages them to exercise the type of curiosity and creativity that enables future adults to thrive. We are excited to be partnering with Ghobash Group to effectively deliver the globally acclaimed Finnish Early Childhood Education model to the UAE market, where we hope to shape many successful young global citizens.” 

The upcoming launch of HEI UAE Early Learning Centres is in line with the UAE’s ’We the UAE’ advanced and integrated social empowerment model, aimed at unleashing the potential of young learners by leveraging an education system that instils moral values and enriches knowledge throughout all life stages.  

Elaborating on how HEI UAE Early Learning Centres represent a significant advancement, incorporating a research-based, holistic approach that  enriches the Early Childhood Education ecosystem in the country, Rashid Ghobash, Managing Director of Ghobash Group says, “We know today that by nurturing the skills and behaviour of children in their early years of life and by enabling an environment that produces pioneering, knowledgeable and skilled minds who are able to design and seize the future, we can contribute to building ever more solid foundations for the UAE’s human capital base.”  

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