ICESCO Center of Arabic for Non-Arabic Speakers held, on Wednesday, June 15, 2022, via videoconference, a meeting with the delegation of the League of Arab States in Kenya to explore prospects for joint cooperation in the field of teaching Arabic to non-Arabic speakers.
ICESCO Center of Arabic for Non-Arabic Speakers was represented in the meeting by Dr. Majdi bin Haji Ibrahim, head of the Center, Dr. Anas Hussam Al-Nuaimi, expert, and Mrs. Rajae El-Hakkouni, program assistant at the Center. The mission of the League of Arab States in Kenya was represented by Dr. Khalid Al Kathiri, head of mission, Dr. Abdinour Adam, deputy chief of mission and Ms. Amira Abdullahi, expert at the mission.
During the meeting, the two parties reviewed the role of ICESCO and its efforts in spreading the Arabic language and enhancing its position in the Member States and abroad. For his part, the Head of the League of Arab States Mission in Kenya praised the remarkable success of the training session held by ICESCO on May 28, 2022, in Kenya on “Writing local African languages in the standardized Arabic script.” He also called for capitalizing on the expertise of ICESCO Center of Arabic Language for Non-Arabic Speakers in holding more training sessions to develop the pedagogical capacities of teachers in Kenya and hone their language skills.
At the end of the meeting, the two sides agreed to hold a series of remote training sessions in 2022 for the benefit of non-Arabic speaking diplomatic missions in Kenya and Arabic language teachers in Kenyan educational institutions.