This week, CFI in conjunction with LFI and the All-Party Parliamentary Group hosted a cross-party briefing in Parliament with Dr Dalia Fadila, founder of QSchools and Director of Al-Qasemi College of Science and Engineering in Baka al-Garbiyyeh – an Arab city in Israel.
The briefing was attended by six MPs and Lords, including CFI Vice-Chairman John Howell OBE MP.
At the event, parliamentarians were briefed on Dr Fadila’s role in establishing and directing QSchools, English Language and HR Development that propose a unique approach to learning and teaching English as a space for intellectual and personal empowerment. The approach is particularly suited to underprivileged students and stems from the need of these students to develop personally and professionally.
Dr Fadila explained that this education system has created a “new generation’ of Israeli Arabs, who grow up with a different mentality that allows them to think of themselves as leaders of their community.
Dr Dalia Fadila is currently president of Al Qasemi Engineering and Science College. She has served in the past 8 years as provost of Al-Qasemi Teacher Training College, an Arab college of education in Israel and acted as the president of the college during 2006. She is also a fellow member of the EU Leadership Program and USA International Leadership Program.
She is an expert on organisational development, educational entrepreneurship, and a researcher of American literature, women’s literature and ethnic studies. She has led and managed national and international seminars and projects on issues of gender, culture, identity and education.