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May Newsletter

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Publications
2018 Al Qasimi Foundation Annual Report
Check out our 2018 Annual Report for information on our current research, capacity development, and arts and culture initiatives and programs.
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UNESCO, Education, and the Private Sector: A Relationship on Whose Terms?
This book chapter explores the relationship between UNESCO and private sector organizations active in education.
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Developing National Agendas in Order to Achieve Gender Equality in Education (SDG 4)
Methods of addressing gender inequality in education predominantly use a one-size-fits-all model that focuses on girls, but in some regions, it is the boys who are falling behind.
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Expatriate Experiences with Language Policy in the UAE: Challenges, Contradictions, and Opportunities
Language policy in the UAE focuses on expanding the use of Arabic, but financial and academic incentives also impact the language choices of nationals and non-nationals.
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Announcements
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Last Call: College Preparation Program Applications Due by May 30th
The Foundation is accepting applications from Grade 8 students for our College Preparation Program’s 2019-2020 academic year. The program prepares Emirati students in grades 9-12 for success at competitive universities.
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2019 RAKFAF Film Grant Now Accepting Submissions

Want 25,000 AED to launch your next short film project? The 2019 Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival Film Grant funds projects relevant to the UAE and broader Gulf region. Apply by June 30, 2019.

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2019 Global NGO Technology Survey

Work at an NGO, nonprofit, or charity? Take the 2019 Global NGO Technology Survey by May 31st to inform benchmarks and best practices in the GCC and worldwide.

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Register Now for the 2019 Global Trends in Parental Involvement Symposium
The Global Trends in Parental Involvement Symposium, co-hosted by the Al Qasimi Foundation and the UAE Education & Human Resources Council, will be held in Dubai September 4-5.
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10 Best Community Gatherings Survey
The Foundation is celebrating its 10th anniversary! We are creating a short video of the 10 best Community Gatherings to commemorate the exciting things our community has done together. If you have joined us for any of our Community Gathering events, we would love to hear from you!
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Blogs
Ten Things We’ve Learned over 10 Years of Researching Education in the Region
Over the last 10 years, AQF research has examined boys education, school quality, teachers, father involvement, privatization, and philanthropy in the region.   
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THE IMPACT OF HOUSING PROGRAMS IN RAS AL KHAIMAH
In the UAE, housing is the right of every Emirati national, and the federal and local governments offer multiple housing programs. What kinds of impacts have they had?
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WHAT IS IT LIKE TO STUDY ABROAD AS AN ARAB SECONDARY SCHOOL STUDENT?
Our Student Programs Assistant Rafia went with our Grade 11 students on their summer study abroad in the UK. She shares her tips for success for students thinking about university abroad.
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FOUR BENEFITS OF AN INTERNATIONAL INTERNSHIP IN RAS AL KHAIMAH
How could interning with the Foundation help you grow personally and professionally? Our intern Callum shares his experiences and how they have impacted his direction for the future.
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Featured Coverage
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Ras Al Khaimah’s Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation For Policy Research Furthers the Emirate Through Art and Culture
From February to April, the ghost town of Al Jazirah Al Hamra was brought back to life through the 7th Annual Ras Al Khaimah Fine Arts Festival. Amidst its abandoned buildings were works by more than 70 regional and international artists.
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Women Nonprofit Leaders in Philanthropy Age Magazine

From access to education to shrinking poverty, meet the female leaders taking the Middle East's nonprofit sector to new heights. Featuring the Foundation's own Executive Director Dr. Natasha Ridge. 

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Report: More than 80 percent of UAE children aren’t getting the bare minimum of physical activity

84% of children in the UAE don’t get the bare minimum of physical activity – an hour per day – recommended by the World Health Organization. How can we fix this?

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Podcasts
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Events & Deadlines
Visit our website, Facebook page, or email us at events@alqasimifoundation.rak.ae for the most up-to-date information on our upcoming events.
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Press
Members of the press who are interested in covering or learning more about the Al Qasimi Foundation's research, events, or other initiatives may contact Ms. Caitrin Mullan, Director of Community Engagement and Outreach.
Our Mission

The Al Qasimi Foundation seeks to aid in the social, cultural, and economic development of Ras Al Khaimah and the United Arab Emirates through high-quality policy research, strategic capacity development, and purposeful community engagement.

  Sheikh Saud bin Saqr Al Qasimi Foundation for Policy Research