WSI Consultant Wins Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Award

www.ikids.ae declared best educational website in the Middle East.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates, May 07, 2008 --(PR.com)-- Seham Yousef, a dynamic young entrepreneur and WSI Internet Marketing Consultant has been awarded the prestigious Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Award for Web technologies. 23 year old Seham serves the United Arab Emirates as a local representative of WSI, the world's leading provider of Internet Solutions to small and medium sized businesses. Operating her own WSI Internet Consulting franchise in Abu Dhabi, Seham's team was involved in the development of the award winning educational website www.ikids.ae. The award ceremony took place on April 9th in Kuwait city and included the Emirates Internet Technology Group Trophy as well as a USD 20,000 cash prize for Seham's company, WSI Ideal Solutions.

IKids.Ae is an e-learning portal for children equipped with the latest technology and user friendly features. Developed to function in Arabic and English, the website is a secure portal with multiple benefits for children, parents and teachers. Keeping in mind all ages and mental development stages of children, the website has many exciting features such as a Global Learning System (iLearn), a Discussion Forum (iThink), an area to upload and share photographs or videos (iShare), an online shopping catalogue and cart (iShop) and a multimedia entertainment and games section (iPlay). Future evolution and advancement of this unique website will also include online competitions for kids.

Ron McArthur, president, WSI says, "We are delighted with this wonderful news about one of our Internet Consultants being recognized and awarded this trophy and prize. E-learning is a huge focus area for WSI as we see the worldwide potential to aid education for people across all ages using this extraordinary medium. Our congratulations to Seham and her team as they continue the good work in this field! We are sure that IKids.ae is only the start of an innovative and successful WSI Internet consulting practice that will immensely benefit businesses and organizations in this region."

Founded in 2001, the Sheikh Salem Al-Ali Al-Sabah Informatics Award was initially for individuals only. With its growing success and recognition as a prestigious award, it expanded to ministries and other public and private institutions, to spread across different categories. This is the seventh year for this award to be held in Kuwait and this year it was extended to other Arab countries as well.

Seham Yousef, WSI Internet Marketing Consultant expressed her honour at receiving this award and went on to say, "Parents, teachers and children from Sharjah, Abu Dhabi, Dubai, Kuwait and other Arab countries have called us over the phone or sent us emails to give us their feedback about this e-learning portal. We are very happy that the website not only meets the needs of our different users but in fact, goes beyond their expectations in terms of the advanced features, functionality and interactivity. With the success of this project, many educational institutions have come forward and expressed their need for similar technology-enabled education mediums. We are looking forward to deliver on their expectations and grow the e-learning field in the Middle East. We know that the potential is huge and competition is very limited. Many can build a website but what we do is a very specialized niche – much more than creating a website."

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