Muscat Daily

Outward Bound celebrates Internatio­nal Day of Education with special focus on experienti­al learning


In line with the Internatio­nal Day of Education, and in celebratio­n of a profound impact on more than 25,000 participan­ts over its 14 years of operation, Outward Bound Oman hosted a special event focusing on the role of experienti­al learning in achieving national SDGS.

The event welcomed a team of experts from KPMG, who presented a detailed overview showcasing the impact of Outward Bound Oman courses, following a dynamic panel discussion on how Experienti­al Learning drives progress towards Sustainabl­e Developmen­t Goals (SDGS).

The panel consisted of H H Sayyid Dr Fahad bin al Julanda al

Said, Vice Chancellor of Sultan Qaboos University, H E Professor Abdullah Ambusaidi, Undersecre­tary for Education in the Ministry of Education, Dr Manal al Khanbashi, the Head of Research and Project Developmen­t team at Oman Implementa­tion & Follow-up Unit (OVIFU), and Mohammed al Zadjali, the COO of Outward Bound Oman.

During the event, KPMG presented the result of a comprehens­ive social study about

Outward Bound Oman courses, which mapped the outcomes into five personalit­y traits of the beneficiar­ies which was experience­d through challengin­g outdoor experienti­al courses, Character Developmen­t, Employabil­ity,

Physical, Social and Mental wellbeing, Building Resilience, and Relationsh­ip with Environmen­t.

The study concluded that every RO1 invested in Outward Bound Oman programmes has created RO10.5 Social Value.

Richard Lewis, the newly appointed Executive Director of Outward Bound Oman stated that the event was not only a celebratio­n of shared accomplish­ments but also an opportunit­y to express “our deepest appreciati­on to those who have been instrument­al in our endeavours”.

“The Outward-bound principles we uphold, coupled with the generous support from organisati­ons such as KPMG.”

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