A new club that will offer students aged 13 to 16 workshops and master classes to nurture their creativity was launched by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA) on Tuesday.
The Dubai Saturday Club will provide students with workshops that focus on themed topics across four tracks that include well-being, creativity and design, entrepreneurship and technology.
Registration for the club is now open. The club will bring different schools together twice a month for the next three months.
The first event will be held on March 5 and will feature international speakers that will talk about design thinking. The event, which will be held at the Dubai Design District, will be free of charge.
Students will select their theme and use the skills and knowledge to design a product or service, which would help solve problems in the future.
The first event will take in 100 students who have registered. KHDA hopes to take in more students in the Dubai Saturday Club events to come. There will be no criteria or examination for choosing students.
With students from 183 nationalities studying in Dubai, the initiative will help unite students, social entrepreneurs and inspirational speakers while providing them with a platform to speak, share and learn from each other.
Global research shows the direct correlation of happiness to increased academic performance and future well-being in adult life.
KHDA will work in partnership with Dubai Design amd Fashion Council, D3, Dubai Creative Cluster Authority and The Sorrell Foundation.