HCT Madinat Zayed and Ruwais Colleges reach out to schools in Al Gharbia
The catchment area of HCT's Madinat Zayed and Ruwais Colleges is the vast Western Region of Abu Dhabi emirate - more than two thirds of the land area of the UAE.
This makes outreach to the Al Gharbia community a challenging task, but in the space of one week the colleges' outreach team visited every high school in the region and met with every potential applicant for the 2014 academic year.
The logistics were complex and the week saw the team clocking up impressive mileage - completing a 700-kilometre round trip in one day.
The outreach effort was also an excellent opportunity to reach out to the school principals and their staff, to explore ways to work with them and their pupils and to invite them into the colleges to share in regular events like the upcoming Book Fair and the Research Fair.
The Principals and school students were addressed by college students and HCT Emirati employees who formed part of the outreach team and provided guidance to their former schoolmates through question and answer sessions.