About The EIS Programme
We are here to develop an entrepreneurial mind-set in students, encouraging them to be innovative for positive social impact.
At the core of the GEMS World Academy - Dubai mission, our commitment is to develop inquiring, reflective and caring leaders who will graduate from our Academy with the knowledge, skill and character to take action and create a better and more peaceful world.
With the ever-changing world, our role today is to prepare our students for the world that awaits them. In tomorrow's world, students are far more likely to have to create their own employment since 65% of the jobs students will engage in do not exist today. We can’t prepare them for jobs that don’t yet exist so we are here to prepare them to be agile and adaptable in the face of profound shifts.
We are the only Academy in Dubai to be a signatory of the Academy commitment to the sustainable development goals.
Students will go into a constantly changing world that will require flexibility, creativity, collaboration and nimbleness to adapt to rapid change. Increasingly, our students will need to think like entrepreneurs. Moving the mind-set from ‘what do you want to be when you grow up?’ to ‘what problem do you want to solve in the world?’.
“Entrepreneurship is the individuals ability to turn ideas into actions and is therefore a key competence for all, helping young people to be more creative and self-confident in whatever they undertake” – World Economic Forum 2011
As the Centre of Excellence for Entrepreneurship and Youth Start-ups within GEMS Education we are incorporating these areas into the every-day life of each and every student starting from KG1 – Grade 12.
The Academy is seamlessly integrating these topics into the curriculum to build a culture of innovative thinking and an entrepreneurial mind-set in all students. We are here to ensure that we are offering students at GEMS World Academy - Dubai every opportunity to develop in these three pillars.
We embed entrepreneurship into the curriculum from KG1 to Grade 12
How are these pillars linked? We see them as follows:
- Entrepreneurship is the development of key life skills
- Innovation is a mind-set
- Environmentalism and social impact are guiding principles
The Hub is an incubator for students’ ideas, offering mentoring opportunities, exposure to entrepreneurs and innovators, annual competitions and a hub for collaboration with the ultimate goal of developing and graduating students ready for the world that awaits them.