Leading by Example and Bringing the World to You

The University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+ and the Sharjah Private Education Authority organised an online training programme called “Learning from a Distance” for leaders of private schools in the Emirate of Sharjah of the United Arab Emirates. The programme, which aimed to help schools with distance teaching and learning, connected educators together, with 160 school leaders participating in the training online.

The participants found the training programme extremely useful, not only in terms of delivering online teaching in the face of COVID-19, but also in developing their pedagogical skills and school operations in general. “A huge learning curve and a great opportunity for teachers and schools to innovate”, one participant commented.

In the video, Mrs. Hunada Kanbar, the School Improvement Advisor of the Sharjah Private Education Authority, describes her experience of the training programme designed by HY+.

The arrangements of the programme were carried out with Education House Finland, which operates locally in Dubai. During the training, several Finnish EdTech solutions that help with distance learning were also demonstrated and used.


Further Information

If you are interested in learning more about the training programme, please contact the Project Director Ms. Minna Saadé of the University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+:

+358 50 311 5814

Leave a comment

University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+

University of Helsinki Centre for Continuing Education HY+

P.O. Box 53 (Fabianinkatu 32)

FI-00014 University of Helsinki

Switchboard: +358 294 1911

Our Finnish website: hyplus.helsinki.fi

Privacy Policy


UniVisits are targeted to professionals in diverse fields wishing to learn state-of-the-art know-how in their own area. Based on the expertise of the eleven faculties of the University of Helsinki, we design customised programmes to meet the needs of each visit group.

To learn more, pay a visit to our UniVisit pages:




Don't hesitate to contact us

Our training approach acknowledges state-of-the-art research-based evidence in adult learning. Progress is based on the cumulative learning of individuals and organisations.

We believe in empowerment, collaboration and knowledge sharing.

Contact us!