Dr. Khalaf Al’Abri, Assistant Professor of Education Policy and Head of Quality Assurance and Accreditation Unit at the College of Education at Sultan Qaboos University has won the Global Citizen Award, conferred by the Asia-Pacific Center of Education for International Understanding (APCEIU). This center is category 2 center under UNESCO. This Award is given annually for Best Practices on Education for Global Citizenship/International Understanding.
Dr. Khalaf has made efforts on promoting global citizenship education in the Omani education system. His project “Educating Pre-Schooling Children to Be Global Citizens in the Omani Context: The Case of Sultan Qaboos University Child Care Center” was the among five top initiatives around the world, selected as the 2019 best practices of Global Citizenship Education. This project has been supported by the College of Education and the Oman National Commission for Education, Culture and Science. Also, the project was adopted by the Child Care Center in which the Center teachers developed activities to promote Global Citizenship Education in the Center.
Dr. Al’Abri said that his efforts in promoting Global Citizenship Education is a reflection of the role played by Oman in promoting peace, acceptance of others and international understanding. The project also supports the Omani Government initiatives to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals. Dr. Khalaf thanked the College of Education, The Oman National Commission for Education, Culture and Science and the Child Care Center for their support and cooperation.