Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL) to spark global renaissance in education through innovation at MIT
Friday, May 5, 2017
MIT and cofounder Community Jameel, which was established and is chaired by Mohammed Abdul Latif Jameel ’78, announced the creation of the Abdul Latif Jameel World Education Lab (J-WEL).
The global collaborative effort will help educators, universities, governments, and companies revolutionize the effectiveness and reach of education, and aims to help prepare people everywhere for a labor market radically altered by technological progress, globalization, and the pursuit of higher living standards around the world. A guiding focus of J-WEL will be learners in the developing world, populations underserved by education such as women and girls, and a growing displaced population that includes refugees.
“For years, Community Jameel’s commitment to finding practical solutions to complex global problems has inspired all of us at MIT,” says MIT President L. Rafael Reif. “With J-WEL, Community Jameel builds on that extraordinary legacy with an effort that will empower learners around the world and in the United States, opening educational pathways that are currently closed to millions. We are grateful to Community Jameel for their vision, their partnership, and their unwavering dedication to making a better world.”