Motivate Media Group and GEMS Education have signed a publishing agreement to bring out a new book from Dana Al Balooshi, the 12-year-old child prodigy from the UAE.
The book, tentatively titled 13 Amazing Women of Arabia, will be published by Motivate Books, part of Motivate Media Group, with the support and encouragement of GEMS Education. The book will be Dana’s tribute to the many Arab women who persisted and who continue to push the envelope to become outstanding in their respective fields, be it government, business, law, fashion or art.
The book will also highlight the importance of education, innovation, motivation and perseverance, and aims to be an indispensable resource for children across the Arab world.
Dino Varkey, Chief Executive Officer of GEMS Education, said: “We salute the spirit of Arab women who have achieved immense success across all fields over the years. This book is an acknowledgement of their contribution to the Arab world and also an accomplishment of the hard work put in by Dana who has become a true role model for young Arab women. We are proud to be a part of her journey which started at GEMS Education as we continue to cherish our core philosophy of nurturing the “genius in every child.”
Of Dana and publishing her book, Ian Fairservice, Managing Partner and Group Editor-in-Chief of Motivate Media Group, said: “We have been following Dana’s remarkable achievements over the last few years and we are delighted to be her publisher. We hope that her forthcoming book will inspire future generations of Arab women to pursue their dreams and forge ahead to reach new heights.”
Dana Al Balushi is a 12-year-old child prodigy and scientist. She was the youngest Emirati to experience training at the US-based National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA). She also holds numerous certificates from NASA and is involved in programmes in the fields of aeronautics and space administration there. She and her brother Adeeb were the first and youngest students to discuss scientific research on full-scale projects at the National Graphene Institute at the University of Manchester. Earlier this year, they became the first two Emirati students to be enrolled at the Charter College of Education at the California State University in Los Angeles.