Athena International Journal of Education (AIJE) was officially launched by Prof. Dr. P. P. Ajayakumar, the Pro-Vice Chancellor of the University of Kerala on 06 January 2021.

The peer-reviewed (refereed) journal aims to promote new perspectives on contemporary educational methods and practices for the benefit of children. AIJE is an outcome of the edu talks of Mr. VNP Raj (Managing Director, Athena Education, UAE & Chairman, L’école Chempaka, India) to the academic staff of Athena Education and Chempaka schools. Mr. Raj shares his vision of building quality education. His belief is based on the idea that education is delivered best through the play and learn method. He stresses on positive teacher and student values necessary to help children develop personally, socially, and professionally. It was felt that a dedicated journal would be an ideal vehicle to build on his vision of quality education. Thus, the Athena International Journal of Education was born.

AIJE is committed to continuously support the teachers, students, and scholars in the educational field with the publication of the best and the most useful educational research articles. Ms. Rehab Helmi Albakri (Head of English Department, Al Resalah International School of Science, Sharjah), Ms. Akifa Ijaz (Head of English Department, Al Sadiq Islamic English School, Dubai), Ms. Shrutikha Nair (Teacher of English- Secondary, Al Sadiq Islamic English School, Dubai), Ms. Felecia Letcher (Principal, American International School, Dubai), and Mr. Mohannad Thaher al Jayousi (Principal, Al Resalah American International School, Sharjah) are the authors who contributed their valuable papers for publication in the Vol. 01 No.01 December 2020 issue, AIJE.

The virtual inauguration of AIJE was attended by Mr. V.N.P. Raj (Managing Director, AE), Mrs. Sasikala Raj (Deputy Managing Director, AE), Mr. Ian McNiff (Director of Schools, AE), Mr. C.N. Radhakrishnan (Senior Board Advisor, AE), Ms. Sheeja (Director of Chempaka Schools, India), Mr. Joy M. Varghese (Principal, L’ecole Chempaka Silver Rocks, India), Dr. Kavitha N. (Assistant Professor and Research Guide, Department of English, All Saints’ College, India and Guest Editor, AIJE), Dr. Velma Mohan (Education Analyst, AE and Editor in Chief, AIJE), editorial advisory board members, peer-reviewers, authors, and participants.