Al Rawdah brings farm life closer to Dubai schools
Emirates Modern Poultry Co., also known as Al Rawdah, has brought its chick hatching outreach programme to more than 3,000 plus students in Dubai’s best schools for the third year running. The programme instils in students an appreciation of nature, and helps them learn about animal life and sustainable poultry rearing practices.
This year, the programme provided each participating school a comprehensive hatching kit with fertilised embryo-carrying eggs, incubator, brooder box, drinker and feeder. Students looked after the eggs and helped them hatch into downy chicks- supported by Al Rawdah’s expert Hatching Staff.
The third cycle of the hatching programme saw school participation explode, with well-known names in education climbing on board such as the Indian High School, Deira International School, GEMS Wellington Silicon Oasis, Cambridge International School, Dubai International Academy, Australian International School, GEMS International School and GEMS Our Own High School.
Previous participants of the Dubai Hatching Programme included the Al Ittihad Private School, JESS Jumeirah, Safa Community School, International Concept for Education Dubai, Collegiate American School, American School of Creative Science and the American Academy Al Mizhar.
This year, the GEMS Wellington school set up a live feed on periscope.tv for the duration of the programme. The feed attracted more than 14,000 viewers following the chicks’ progress online.
“Educating the community on the wonders of nature and the importance of sustainability is a key part of Al Rawdah’s role. Our hatching programme creates hands-on learning and an appreciation of natural science to Dubai’s schools. With Al Rawdah’s help, children see the entire process of chick birth and growth irst hand in the classroom, which gives them a new appreciation of animal welfare and the importance of rearing poultry in the right conditions,” says Jeanette Kristensen Alhaider, General Manager Sales and Marketing, Al Rawdah.