September 23, 2011 in Education (F)
[prMac.com] Dubai, United Arab Emirates - JAM Language Ltd has announced in conjunction with the Emirates Women of the Year Awards 2011, the ADCB Ambition Award uncovers the entrepreneurial ambitions of women in the UAE in a bid to harness the talents of businesswomen in the region, rewarding them with the financial support and mentorship they need to turn their dreams into reality. Maria A. Petit, Co-Founder of JAM Language Ltd. has been singled out as a nominee for the ADCB Ambition Award. Maria's ambition is "To keep the Arabic Language Alive by developing and bringing to market a wide range of relevant, accessible and fun Arabic learning products".
The 13 nominees have been listed in the Emirates Women of the Year 2011 Awards website. The nominees will be narrowed down to 5 finalists by popular vote online. ADCB will donate 10 AED or approximately 2.75 USD for every vote casted. The top 5 Candidates voted by public vote will be asked to attend a panel day on the 9th October 2011 at the Park Hyatt Dubai to present their idea and ambition further in front of a panel of "Judges". The winner of the 2011 ADCB Ambition Award will receive a grant of US $10,000 from ADCB, a place in an INSEAD Key Management Challenge at their Abu Dhabi campus, part of the INSEAD Global Executive MBA programme and AED 2000 in shopping vouchers from BurJuman Mall, Dubai.
The winner will be announced at the Emirates Woman of the Year Awards dinner on November 15, 2011. Maria A. Petit, Co-Founder of JAM Language Ltd. is thrilled to be among the nominees and commented "The prospects of winning would allow JAM Language Ltd. the capability to expand and bring to market a wide range of Arabic language products including eflashcards on Amazon Kindle and apple iTunes for iPad & iPhone."
Jaime and Maria met February 2009 in London UK while obtaining their Cambridge University Certificate in English Teaching to Adults (CELTA). They shared a passion for learning new languages. Jaime was en-route to Brazil to teach English and was learning Portuguese while Maria had plans to continue her Arabic language studies in Yemen and teach English as a means to integrate and give back to the local community. During the course they recognized the lack of 'quality' and 'relevant' teaching tools and resources available to teachers and found they truly enjoyed creating their own stuff not just for teaching purposes but for their own learning enjoyment, thus jam was born. Copyright (C) 2009-2011 JAM Language Ltd All Rights Reserved. Apple, the Apple logo, iPhone, iPod and iPad are registered trademarks of Apple Inc. in the U.S. and/or other countries.