Emaar enters into Education in Pakistan

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Emaar Pakistan, the country subsidiary of global property developer Emaar Properties PJSC, has entered into an agreement with Roots School System (RSS), Pakistan to open a Roots School Campus in Islamabad’s premier Canyon Views residential development.

The Roots School System, a leading national educational household name in the education sector, will start its operations in Canyon Views as early as August 2010 with a pilot school to be transformed later into a flagship purpose built campus of the Roots school system. The announcement was made at ceremony held at Canyon Views to mark the signing of the agreement between Emaar Pakistan, the developer of the Canyon Views, and the management of Roots School System, Pakistan.

Dr. Dia Malaeb, Regional CEO of Emaar Middle East & Emaar Pakistan Group and Mr. Faisal Mushtaq, Director of Roots School System signed and exchanged the documents of agreement from both sides, while Mr. Matt Cronje , GM Emaar Pakistan and  Mr. Mushtaque Rasul Chaudhry, CEO of Roots School System were also present on the occasion. A large number of residents of Canyon Views, faculty and parents of RSS students, distinguished leaders of civil and business society and from various walks of life were present at this signing ceremony.

Speaking on the occasion, Mr.Matt Cronje said school offering was always an integral part of the gated community as Canyon Views is, and it was good to see this promise turning into a reality at such an early stage. “Canyon Views project is now at an advance stage of development where property handovers are in progress and life is blooming progressively,” he said, adding “the opening of a quality internationally recognized school like Roots also marks Emaar’s commitment to its promise of delivering quality lifestyle community integrated with quality education as an amenity and service for the benefit of its valued customers.”

In his welcome speech, Mr. Faisal Mushtaq, Director of Roots School System said “for the last 22 years RSS has sponsored educational change, opportunity, achievement, excellence and excitement across communities, towns, cities through our student centered education system. Roots today is beyond education and schooling; it is changing the national education landscape and paradigm through its award winning curriculum, beyond the classroom teaching and learning initiatives, teacher training programs, qualifications, results, achievements, thus promoting ‘social change’ and ‘community re-engineering’.” He further said “we have set on sail to create ‘Roots World Class educational facility’ at the World Class Gated Community Canyon Views, Emaar, thus promoting quality education with a quality lifestyle for the benefit of Emaar residents, Islamabad.”

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