Dunecrest American School grade eight student takes on the Apple Store stage with a workshop celebrating #HourofCode

Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 11 December, 2019: Adam Abu Ghaida, a grade eight student, teacher and President of the Student Council at Dunecrest American School, presented a keynote, as part of “Today at Apple” program at The Dubai Mall, about his journey and inspiring story and work, discussing his passion for Computer Science and App development with Swift and X-Code. In addition, the keynote included a hands on demo for the attendees.

Adam,born June 2006, began programming at the age of seven and continues to code to this day. He also teaches a class after school that specializes in the basics of Python. He also enjoys coding to an advanced level and finds passion in developing programs and applications to help himself and his peers. Adam’s goal is to graduate from an Ivy League University with a major in Computer Science. He aims to contribute to the development of the human race.

“We are so proud of Adam Abu Ghaida and his achievements and drive. He has an inspiring story and it’s great to see him share it through “Today at Apple” program. Adam is an extraordinary student who really showcases the power his generation has to impact the world. His story really highlights the importance of STEAM learning in the development of our students.”said Bill Delbrugge, Director at Dunecrest American School.

“Schools today must emphasize real-world learning, which teaches students how to think critically. Dunecrest students have cutting-edge technology, quite literally, at their fingertips. In this age of technology, we need to teach children how to explore the “why” so that they can think and innovate. STEAM learning is one such approach that unleashes the creative juices of a students’ mind.” Delbrugge, added.

With projects extending across Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math, Dunecrest American School’s STEAM program provides cutting-edge learning, allowing students to collaborate, think critically, and communicate effectively. This creative approach to problem-solving fosters true innovation, combining the mind of a scientist with that of a designer.