Meet Helen al Uzaizi: EIE Director at GWA

We sat down with the Director of Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Environmentalism at GEMS Dubai, Helen Al Uzaizi, to find out more about her career and the ambitions for her new role. 


I studied law and politics in college and I hated it. I then fell into marketing and communications and discovered that if you love what you do, you’ll do it well. I was lucky to be successful in my communications career but there was more I wanted to do. After 10 years I moved into community development where I’ve been working for the past eight years, working with disadvantaged youth on entrepreneurship and getting delinquent youth back into the market. I’ve been working with young entrepreneurs in the Middle East and North Africa. For the past three years, I’ve been setting up my own social enterprise with the aim of providing entrepreneurship education to kids from 8-15 years.

Mission Statement

GEMS World Academy-Dubai develops inquiring, reflective and caring learners who, through the rigour of the IB programs, have the knowledge, skills and character to take action and create a better, more peaceful world. Supported by highly qualified staff in world-class facilities, our diverse international community is encouraged to develop intercultural understanding and respect.

Vision Statement

Our aim is to be a world-class IB school that maximizes every student’s learning and character to enable them to choose their own successful path and positively contribute to the local and global society.

GWA 360 Virtual Tour

As an IB World school, students are surrounded by international learning opportunities every day. Our highly experienced, caring educators make sure every child is happy and ready for the world of tomorrow. Here are some of the things that make our school unique:

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