Finnish kindergartens to the Middle East next year
Finnish company Fun Academy’s global network of kindergartens is set to expand, after inking an agreement with Dubai-based Equilibrium Management Consultants.
The kindergartens are set to roll out across the UAE, Qatar, Bahrain, Kuwait, Oman and Saudi Arabia, starting with Dubai in September 2017. The news was reported by Educational Journal Middle East.
“The approach to education in Finland is second-to-none and consistently earns top places in global rankings, and we are excited to be bringing the Fun Learning approach of Fun Academy Kindergarten to the Middle East,” the article quotes Equilibrium director Renu Punjabi.
Fun Academy is a spin-off from Angry Birds creator Rovio, and currently has kindergartens located in China, Singapore, USA and Finland.
“Our aim is to coach teachers to adapt the Fun Learning approach and environment that is both exhilarating and transformative,” Fun Academy CEO Sanna Lukander states in the article. “We have combined Finnish expertise in education with a strong background in entertainment to create the Fun Learning approach designed to support the curiosity, explorative minds and enthusiasm of young children.”