Welcome to The Unplugged Initiative

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Who we are

The Unplugged Initiative is an Abu Dhabi, UAE based educational organization. We offer interdisciplinary enrichment programs that equip young people and educators with new competencies, future fluencies, and powerful values for them to have a positive impact on humanity and the world they live in.  

What we believe in

We believe that traditional teaching and learning in the classroom is not enough to prepare the children and young people of today for the future job market. We set up Unplugged so that we could bridge the gap between the realities of the world of work to school students, providing them with the 21st century skill sets they need to succeed in their adulthood.

Make it Happen- A Virtual Summer School

Are you struggling with something interesting, engaging and fun to do with the children now that they are on summer holiday?


Worry no more as here at Unplugged Initiative, we are launching our first fully virtual, yet interactive summer school for children and young people. 


Dates: Monday 3rd August -7th August 2020


Age Range: Junior Class 10-13 Yrs I Senior Class14-18 Yrs


Cost: 200AED, 40GBP and 50USD for the entire week!


Venue: Online via Zoom/Google Classroom

Our Current Workshops and Masterclasses


Performing and Creative Arts

Our dedicated program for children offers interactive, creative and hands on workshops for children between the ages of 3 to 10 years, providing engaging alternatives to the use of gadgets for entertainment.

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Robotics and Computational thinking

At Unplugged, we are not against technology, rather we develop children's design skills using practical and hands on method. This program promotes young children’s design and computational thinking skills without digital devices!

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Make it Happen Entrepreneurship Program

A program for young creative minds taps into their entrepreneurship and creative skills. The program equips young people with information and skills needed to run a small business of their own.


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Financial Literacy Program

Our financial literacy program is designed creatively by finance and education experts to prepare young people for later years and build their capacity to face real-life economic decisions. The program is able to connect with children of all ages and socioeconomic backgrounds to take positive financial action.

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Save it or Waste it Sustainability Program

Our sustainability program empowers children and young people to take small steps that can have a big collective impact on our environment, our resources, our economy, and the world at large. We focus on the simple model of Reduce, Reuse, Recycle & Recover to cut across the main aspects of suitability.

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Ready For Progression

Ready for Progression is a practical and interactive session designed help young people to make a successful transition to their next destination be it higher education or the world of work. It offers careers advice and guidance to young people to help them on their journey of self discovery and purpose.

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Who am I? - Learning to Learn and Career Guidance

An intensive program that delves into the traits, personality and attitudes of young people to provide an impartial career education and guidance that reflects participants personality, learning styles and career suitability.


Careers and Employability Passport

An exciting FRS initiative that encourages and celebrates participation in a wide range of inspiring learning opportunities outside school hours.Young people's commitment to learning is celebrated by recording participation in all aspects of volountary learning through a Bronze, Silver and Gold Award System.

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Future Ready Skills (FRS) Academy

Unplugged Initiative’s Future Ready Skills Academy is our digital learning platform which provides young people with an interactive and engaging platform where they can develop future ready skills through industry sponsored courses and activities.


At KidzUnplugged we believe in the importance of impacting a child’s life through social interactions, by encouraging independence, creativity, innovative thinking and the arts. What we aim to create is a positive effect on the kids growth; mentally, physically and socially. We do this by educating parents, teachers, nannies, schools, in fact all children’s stakeholders on how to unleash young children’s creativity and foster real social interactions in young children, thus promoting their digital wellbeing. 


FRS Academy

Unplugged Initiative’s Future Ready Skills Academy is our digital learning platform which provides young people with an interactive and engaging platform where they can  develop future ready skills through industry sponsored courses and activities.

All courses have been designed interactively to motivate and engage participants to learn at a pace that is suitable to them and help is available at the click of a button should they require.

Schools and other educational establishments  are also able to purchase our courses with full lesson plans and teacher guides to aid the delivery of these sessions.

Our Program Availability By Stages


5-7 Years


8-10 Years and 11-13 Years


14-18 Years

Our Clients