Dubai: A special reception at the Ismaili Centre Dubai highlighted educational opportunities in Romania.
Prince Radu of Romania and Sorin Cimpeanu, former acting prime minister and former minister of education, organised the reception along with the consulate-general of Romania in Dubai.
Around 17 Romanian universities were represented at the event attended by diplomats, dignitaries, members of the Ismaili community as well as by prospective students.
The gathering was also told about the Aga Khan Early Learning Centre (AKDN) located within the Ismaili Centre Dubai (in Oud Metha).
The centre’s bilingual (English/Arabic) curriculum is offered to members of all communities.
AKDN oversees a global portfolio of early childhood development and education initiatives across Africa, South and Central Asia, which date as far back as the early 1900s.
Prince Radu praised the UAE’s vision to build bridges between cultures, faiths, economies and higher education systems.
He stated that the activities and programmes of the Ismaili Centre Dubai promote the values of tolerance, love, generosity and hope.
The Ismaili Centre, Dubai, is one of six such centres. The others are located in Vancouver, London, Lisbon, Dushanbe and Toronto.