UAE’s Young Scholars Residential Programme brings together academically talented students from across UAE for a challenging 2-week residential academic experience.
Students not only enrich themselves in terms of academic exposure to new topics but also learn through extra curricular activities like dance, sports, improv, dramatics, art and crafts.
16th December - 4th January 2019 at GEMS Modern Academy, Dubai
Note: There will be no classes on 20th December, 25th December and 27th December.
Residential facility will be at suitable premises near the school.
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This course is one of the most popular courses we offer. And rightly so as it is about finding the leader in you! The theme of this course is the individual self and sessions include: self-esteem and loving oneself, vulnerability, communication, and stress and time management. Students will learn to self-reflect and communicate in an assertive manner. The course is in sync with 21st-century learning goals and what students should learn to be better equipped for their future.
With over two decades of experience, Uma has lead process work, pedagogy, leadership and soft skills workshops in top schools. She co-founded Kaleidoscope - an organisation committed to changing the way learning is perceived and experienced by children and adults.
A maker, innovator and educator at heart, the instructor brings with him years of professional experience in open-source technology and designing novel approaches to problem-solving for a wide range of industries
This course will be offered to UAE's brightest for the 2nd time in a row! The objective of the course is to create the right conditions for students to explore the Maker within them.
This course will expose students to:
1. The emerging world of the Internet of Things (IoT).
2. Ideating, building and deploying working prototypes on the Raspberry Pi for real-world applications
3. Developing algorithms in Python.
Every news cycle brings with it news of human rights missions, negotiations and peace efforts, and often war and conflict. Why do these conflicts occur? What role do individuals, politicians and the common man play in their occurrence, and what role can we play in their resolution? The focus of the course would be to help students understand the art of communication and negotiation to resolve conflicts for creating a peaceful world!
Shashank served India as a soldier, and when a service injury denied him further service, he continued his duty by fighting educational inequity in India as a teacher in low-income classrooms and then as a social educational entrepreneur. He actively works to strengthen grassroots politics in India.
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" Academics have always been smooth sailing for my daughter. She never had to prepare herself for exams like other students, but when she came here it made her realise she cannot be simply laid back like she has been all these years."
Renthunglo Shitiri, Parent of ASSET Summer Programme 2018 Alumni
"Our teacher told us on the first day of our class that there are no wrong answers! If it is wrong, she will not tell us it is wrong. She will let someone help us. She helps the group move forward, like group learning. I feel I am more aware about myself and I look at things from a different angle now."
Anahad Kaur Hanspal, Delhi Private School, Sharjah, Dubai's Most Gifted 2018 Alumni
"Normally at school, we are given the answers, but here we have to ask questions and find the answers by ourselves. So the teachers here are more like facilitators, they help us derive the answers on our own."
Saaketh K Vithala,Sancta Maria International School, Hyderabad, ASSET Summer Programme 2018 Alumni
" When I read what my daughter wrote I was quite impressed. I was very happy because I could see the way she has evolved and the kind of confidence she has gained. There is a tremendous change in her attitude and the way she speaks as well. "
Reena Thakar, Parent of ASSET Summer Programme 2018 Alumni
"I was a bit scared before coming to this programme. I feared the kids will be incredibly smart and I will be lagging behind. But then, that fear went out of me. Here we can be ourselves! I am so grateful that I came for this. "
Pooja Manoj, The Indian High School - Junior, Sharjah, Dubai's Most Gifted 2018 Alumni
" We have thoroughly enjoyed being part of the students' journey, which has been quite stupendous actually. I have seen the students from the first day they arrived here to what they are now, and the transformation has been quite unique."
Nargish Khambatta, Principal, GEMS Modern Academy, Dubai, For Dubai's Most Gifted 2018
We have hosted programmes for the academically talented for over 9 years.
Through the years we have identified and nurtured 800+ children through our programmes.
We have already delivered 85+ courses to academically talented students across UAE and India.
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Frequently Asked Questions
This programme exposes students to the ideal classroom experience where students are in charge of their own learning. It is structured such that the instructor only develops a general lesson plan, but students determine the pace of teaching and the projects they are interested to work on.
It not only aims to develop curiosity in students by allowing them to explore their academic passions through performing experiments, participating in discussions, and learning from their peers; but also demonstrates to college admission officials that they can deal with pressure, are highly motivated and not afraid to learn from mistakes!
Safety and security is extremely important to us. It is our top priority and we ensure that:
Personal and academic development that lasts for a lifetime
Even though there are common exercises/activities during the course, the learning of each student is independent of each other. We maintain a healthy student to teacher ratio so each student learns at his/her pace. Our instructors are trained and have experience dealing with students so they are well-equipped to handle peer issues.
Residential arrangements -
Gender-separated air-conditioned rooms with attached bathroom on a twin sharing
Student rooms interspersed with resident coach rooms, so all students will be
supervised at all times
The hostel block is dedicated to the ASSET Summer Programme staff and students and
no person without the authority allowed into the building
Students have access to laundry facilities by paying an additional fee
Food arrangements - Well-balanced meals which include fresh fruits, vegetables, and more served for breakfast, lunch, evening snacks and dinner Vegetarian and non-vegetarian options available at every meal Special provision for students with dietary needs (such as severe allergies) etc.