Worth of Prizes
Announcement of Alef Education Award Criteria
July 8
Last Day of Receiving Applications
July - October
Data Analysis
Announcement of Winners

A Message from the Founder and Chairman of the Award

Dr. Aishah Al Yammahi
Founder and Chairman of the Award

Since its launch in 2020, the Alef Education Award aimed to motivate progress in digital learning and support employees working in the field, an effort proved successful within two years only. The Alef Education Award became the driving force and motivation for students, guardians, teachers, administrators and different clusters demonstrating excellence around the UAE.

The different award categories and the ability to cater to all groups within the educational system plays a role in motivating participants who proved their academic excellence at digital learning practices through the effective use of the Alef Platform.

This year, we launch the third edition of the award following a global approach as we have included schools implementing the Alef Platform in both the USA and Indonesia, in addition to private schools using the platform.

Award’s Board of Trustees

Dr. Aishah Al Yammahi
Founder and Chairman of Alef Education Award
Board Advisor, Alef Education
Read More
  • The first Emirati to hold a PhD in artificial intelligence research in education from the British University in Dubai.
  • Holds a master’s degree in human resource management from Massey University in New Zealand.
  • Holder of a Certificate of Completion from Oxford University for completing a university program on Artificial Intelligence.
  • Chosen as a Goodwill Ambassador for the year 2022 by the Embassy of Albania in Egypt and the Jury of the “Diplomacy Summit”.
  • Won the award for the most influential figure in the Arab world at the honoring ceremony of the Egyptian magazine “Diplomacy” in its fourth season.
  • Held many positions in the education sector in the country.
  • Worked at the National Commission for Education, Culture and Science in the United Arab Emirates of the World Organization of UNESCO.
Read Less
Geoffrey Alphonso
Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Chief Executive Officer– Alef Education
Read More
  • Boasts more than two decades of experience in enabling business transformations and strategic growth across the North American, Australian, and Middle East markets.
  • Rapidly scaled the Alef Education company’s portfolio of products & services and team, comprising more than 450 full-time employees.
  • Signed prestigious and influential Memorandums of Understanding and partnership agreements with major global corporations; Microsoft, Google, and AWS as well as international governments such as Indonesia’s Ministry of Religious Affairs and South Korean Ministry of Education in Seoul.
  • Diligently contributed to the global education community as he sits on the advisory boards for THAKI, an NGO that helps bring digital education products and services to underprivileged children in Lebanon.
  • Featured in local and global media outlets such as CNN, CBS News, Sky News, Abu Dhabi TV, Dubai One TV, the Business Year, Dubai One, and Forbes Magazine.
  • Paved the way for Alef Education to be named, for two consecutive years, amongst the “GSV EdTech 150” — a list of the world’s most transformative growth companies in digital learning and to win “Best Use of Emerging Technology for Learning” award at the CODiE Awards 2021.
  • Holds an MBA from the London Business School with a specialization in international business and finance.
  • Held the position of General Manager at Pearson Education previously, running its Program Management and Service Delivery business for over eight years where he led and grew a combined portfolio of over $30M USD across both the K-12 and Higher Ed markets in the MENA region.
  • Previously assumed various senior leadership roles in Toronto, Canada, and Australia across the Ed-Tech, Telecom, and the Financial sectors.
Read Less
Gregoire Provot
Vice Chairman of the Board of Trustees
Director of Service Delivery – Alef Education
Read More
  • Lived across several countries to drive customer services and service delivery best practice adoption and lead various cost improvement initiatives to increase productivity and efficiencies across large accounts.
  • Set up remote resolution teams across Europe, Middle East & Africa (EMEA), managing large scaled customer service desk, leading PMO teams and ITO service delivery across EMEA.
  • Holds a bachelor degree in Business Administration and a Masters Degree in Digital Service Innovation.
Read Less

To Help You Get Started

How to Shoot?


"As a parent participating in the Alef Education Award, I felt the impact of the award on the interaction between me and my children, who also participated in it. It created a positive learning environment at home"
Mr. Mohammad Al-Houti
Mr. Mohammad Al-Houti
"My participation in the award highlighted the excellence created by the Alef platform in my school's environment. Thanks to the award and its organizers"
Ms. Alia Saeed Al Shamsi
Ms. Alia Saeed Al Shamsi
"The Alef Education Award created a love for excellence and a healthy competition between me and my schoolmates"
Mohammad Abu Bakr Al-Hashemi
Mohammad Abu Bakr Al-Hashemi
"I thank Alef Education for this award, which crowned my diligence and academic excellence through the Alef platform"
Shahd Jassim Al Yamahi
Shahd Jassim Al Yamahi