Inauguration of a brand new visitor centre in Dubai for students at the Expo 2020 site has become the talk of town.This centre is designed to involve Dubai school students in various interactional activities, allowing them to understandand envision what the event would look like in 2020.
Students will be given an opportunity to experience a fascinating virtual ‘flying’ tour through a seven-meter-wide curved screen. This screen will reveal the designs and themes of around 180 participating countries for the upcoming Expo.
The centre is designed to enable students of multiple age groups to explore the legacy of World Expos and the life changing innovations that have been revealed during the series’ 167-year history.
This educational center has already attracted considerable interest from across the emirates and has been visited by over 1,000 students from different schools and parts of UAE during its soft opening.
Alya Al-Ali, director of the Expo School Programme announced: “Youth are at the heart of Expo 2020 Dubai, as we seek to inspire and empower young people by expanding their horizons.
“The visitor centre is designed to involve school students on the journey to Expo 2020, and is one of Expo’s many outreach initiatives to ensure that they carry forward a lasting legacy into the future.”
This state of art visitor center hosted the first ‘Next Gen World Majilis’ earlier this month. This one of a kind event allowed school students from around the UAE to engage in debates and deliberations about global advancement plans.
The programme was seen to be a collaboration of 17 students, witnessing creative discussions about the future urban living circumstances and ideas which could improve the lives of future generations by children aged 14 – 17.
Expo 2020 Dubai will observe over 200 associates, inclusive of 180 nations, businesses, multinational organizations and educational institutions taking part in this offbeat event, running from October 20, 2020 until April 10, 2021.This happens to be the first World Expo to take place in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia (MEASA) region.
We were at the semi-finals of the second #ExpoLive University Innovation Programme, where student teams from 46 universities in the #UAE are pitching their innovative ideas for a better world. They could receive grants of up to AED50,000 and support to bring their ideas to life. pic.twitter.com/OaaTeI9FKk
— Expo 2020 Dubai (@expo2020dubai) November 17, 2018
This event celebrating human brilliance is predicted to document 25 million visits, with 70 per cent of guests estimated to come from outside the UAE – the biggest fraction in the bygone times of World Expos.