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Iconic Post It® and Scotch® brands to collaborate with UAE’s education institutions

UAE, April 2013

Dedicated school presence , teachers training, student competitions to be the key highlights in 2013

With an objective to bring innovation to education & share it with teachers, students and parents, the consumer business division of 3M, a recognized leader in research and development and parent unit for the hugely popular Post It® and Scotch® range of innovative stationery solutions has announced an ongoing school engagement program in the UAE. 

As a first step towards ensuring direct engagement with schools, 3M will inaugurate the first dedicated store for Post It® and Scotch® products at Emirates International School in Meadows, Dubai. Besides introducing the complete range of Post It® and Scotch® stationery solutions at one easily accessible location, the outlet will also become a hub for initiating interactive activities for students and teachers. The first outlet will be inaugurated at the end of May 2013 and as an added benefit, students will be entitled to buy Post It® and Scotch® stationery at subsidized costs.

As part of its direct collaboration with schools in the UAE, Post It® and Scotch® will also organize unique training programs for teachers that will be aimed at educating them on incorporating innovative teaching tools that will enrich the overall learning experience for students while also complementing their creative instincts.     

“Post It® and Scotch® products have proven to be key catalysts in enhancing the learning experience through innovative teaching methodologies around the world including the UAE. Our key objective to initiate collaboration with schools in the UAE is to share our global expertise in the realm of creative learning with all involved stakeholders.”

“We are confident that the students and teachers community will immensely benefit with the various programs that we will introduce for respective schools in 2013”, said Imran Khan Division Manager, 3M Stationery and Office Supplies Division, Gulf Markets.     

3M’s engagement with schools will also provide students of various age groups an opportunity to participate in inter school competitions that will encourage them to present innovative art and craft projects. 

The Post-it® Note was invented as a solution without a problem: Dr. Spencer Silver developed a unique, repositionable adhesive, but the 3M scientist didn't know what to do with his discovery. Then, six years later, a colleague of Dr. Silver, Art Fry, remembered the light adhesive when he was daydreaming about a bookmark that would stay put in his church hymnal. The rest is history. Today, Post-it® Brand boasts more than 4,000 unique products, and has become one of the most well-known and beloved brands in the world.