Saud Anwar

State Senator

Saud Anwar

Deputy President Pro Tempore

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June 6, 2024
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June 6, 2024


State Senator Saud Anwar (D-South Windsor) was honored in May as the EMDI School, located in Quito, the capital of Ecuador, dedicated its Knowledge Center, containing its library and several classrooms, in his honor. In May, Sen. Anwar was able to travel to Ecuador and meet students and school staff, share encouraging words with them, and tour the school’s facilities, including the new center.

“EMDI School has been gracious enough to name the Dr. Saud Anwar Knowledge Center after me, a surprising and humbling honor,” said Sen. Anwar, who is a practicing physician in addition to serving as State Senator. “I was recently able to travel to Ecuador and interact with some of the smartest students I’ve ever met, who are being taught how to speak four to five languages. The school’s robotics program is helping students learn artificial intelligence systems at a high school level. To be able to enjoy this experience was unforgettable and I’m grateful to school leaders who felt that I represent values helping children here in Connecticut; our actions here serve to create models that are followed and utilized around the world.”

A plaque outside the school’s Knowledge Center dedicates it in honor of Sen. Anwar due to his “unwavering commitment to early childhood care, children’s mental health and educational opportunities,” which have “profoundly improved the lives of many.” It cites his leadership providing a brighter future for children in Connecticut and how his efforts are achieving international reach, inspiring others in countries around the world to strive for greater achievements.

The EMDI School offers students in Ecuador opportunities to learn English, Portuguese, Mandarin Chinese, French and German, with 90% of students achieving a minimum of bilingual expertise and 90% receiving university scholarships upon graduation, with all students advancing to higher education.

EMDI School was founded in 1993 as a center for the stimulation of intelligence, and since 2014 has offered International Baccalaureate credit to students with an international approach developed to ensure students graduate ready for the challenges of the modern interconnected world.

Caption: Sen. Anwar joins students and leaders at the EDMI School in May at the dedication of the Dr. Saud Anwar Knowledge Center.