Residents are called to join the campaign to raise funds for UAE children who don't have access to computers.
26 April 2020| Last updated on 5 May 2020
The campaign seeks to raise funds to help support students from low-income households in the UAE.
Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and the UAE Ministry of Education (MoE) today launched “Education Uninterrupted”, a nationwide fundraising campaign that tackles the impact of the COVID-19 outbreak on the education of children and youth in the UAE.
The campaign, which is in line with the UAE Government’s decision to extend distance learning until the end of the academic year, calls on the UAE community to make financial and in-kind donations in support of children and youth from low-income families who cannot afford to purchase a desktop computer, laptop or tablet and join their peers in distance learning from the safety of their home.
This campaign hopes to alleviate the burden on parents who are playing a key role in their children’s distance learning as well as support teachers in their effort to continue delivering quality education to students during the COVID-19 outbreak, thereby joining doctors, nurses and medical staff in being the community’s first line of defense during these challenging times.
H.E. Jameela Bint Salem Al-Muhairi, Minister of State for Public Education said, “Education Uninterrupted, a campaign launched by the Ministry of Education and Dubai Cares, is a reflection of the unity of the UAE community, both individuals and organizations. It offers everyone an opportunity to support students in the UAE by enabling them to continue their education during these challenging times witnessed by our nation and the rest of the world due to the Covid-19 outbreak.
The UAE is the fruit of the wise vision of our founding fathers who established the nation on a foundation of eternal values that continue to live in us today. Because of that vision and those values, we are today living in a nation defined by co-existence and giving, and this is something that we need to do our best to support by enabling the nation’s students to complete this academic year without any obstacles and provide them with the ICT devices and tools they need.”
Praising Dubai Cares and all other organizations that are supporting this campaign by providing ICT devices and tools to students, H.E. Jameela Bint Salem Al-Muhairi concluded, “This is a true reflection of the values and commitment by national organizations towards social responsibility”.
For more information, visit: https://www.dubaicares.ae/