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AUS signs its first regional Sharakah agreement with Al Hekma International School in Bahrain
American University of Sharjah (AUS) recently signed a Memorandum of Agreement (MoA) with Al- Al Hekma International School in the Kingdon of Bahrain, marking the university’s first regional partnership undertaken as part of the Sharakah program, a strategic initiative promoting sustainable partnerships with select schools.
The Sharakah agreement highlights the university’s role in the recruitment of outstanding students from varied socio-cultural and economic backgrounds. According to the MoU, AUS will consider students nominated by the school for partial scholarships. AUS will also offer patronage of selected research, cultural, social and sports events organized by the school, in addition to organizing workshops for the school’s faculty and staff.
The virtual signing ceremony was attended by Ali Shuhaimy, Executive Director of Enrollment Management at AUS, and Maya Harb, Principal of Al Hekma International School, in the presence of senior officials from the two institutions.
“We are very pleased to see Al Hekma International School becoming our first regional partner in the Sharakah program, and we look forward to collaborating and creating an enriching the educational experience for the students. Our partnership will further enhance the objectives of the program and provide an opportunity for mutual sharing of experiences,” Shuhaimy said.
Speaking about the importance of the partnership between the school and university, Harb said: “We believe at Al Hekma International School in graduating students who are lifelong learners. Our mission and vision does not stop with the graduation of our students from school. We seek to support them as they go to university and start their careers. We want them to develop a confident voice to express who they are and never shy away from assuming leadership positions. A partnership with a prestigious university like AUS is an opportunity we believe will be beneficial for both institutions as we both put students at the heart of our work.”
A number of select schools from across the UAE currently participate in the Sharakah Program at AUS. For more information about the program, please visit www.aus.edu/about/partners-and-community/sharakah.