Recently, partnership took place between Kuwait Ministry of Education and Microsoft as part of the Partners in Learning Initiative under which, the Ministry of Education will receive technology training, tailored curriculum development, access to the latest technologies and the ability to empower schools to raise the levels of ICT literacy. The memorandum of understanding (MoU) was signed by the Undersecretary of the Kuwait Ministry of Education, Tamather Al Sidirawi, and Country Manager, Microsoft Kuwait Ehab Mostafa. Also the initiative is to enable innovative teaching with the aim of bridging the digital divide.
Commenting on the agreement, Tamather Al Sidirawi, Undersecretary of the Kuwait Ministry of Education for resources and services, mentioned that the objective for establishing a school society is to equip the same with the latest educational technologies that comply with the visions and ambitions of Kuwait. Charbel Fakhoury, General Manager, Microsoft Gulf, mentioned that with the Ministry of Education Microsoft aimed and hoped to bring a positive impact on the education sector in the country through use of ICT as a tool to empower students and teachers. Partners in Learning is designed to actively increase access to technology and improve its use in learning. The goal of the program is to help schools gain better access to technology, foster innovative approaches to pedagogy and teacher professional development and provide education leaders with the tools to envision, implement and manage change.