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AMAF gives 200 computers to students


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Imran Mojib, Special Correspondent

In support of the UAE government’s recently-implemented distance e-learning systems for schools and colleges, the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), Dubai, announced a new collaboration with the Education Zone Dubai to allocate Dhs300,000 to provide 200 computers to students of Dubai government schools.

The distance e-learning initiative was launched by the Ministry of Education (MoE) last week through its smart learning portal in order to ensure students continue their learning journey across all lessons and programs available through computers from their homes.

AMAF Secretary General Ali Al Mutawa said, “Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation is always keen to encourage education, and allocates an integrated endowment bank for education. It supports the distance learning initiative recently launched by the Ministry of Education. The initiative is in line with the Foundation’s keenness to empower youth through contributing to a safe and sustainable learning environment under all circumstances.”

He added, “The computers will be allocated to a number of male and female students through the education bank of the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation to facilitate the smooth continuation of the educational process.”

The Education Zone Dubai has activated the distance learning initiative launched by the Ministry of Education in the country to ensure the continued education of the students, while the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation has contributed to the costs of the required equipment.

With the activation of the distance learning initiative, the importance of cooperation between institutions and Foundations is becoming clearer.

In line with the UAE’s efforts to implement a ‘Distance Learning’ initiative to fight COVID2019, the Ministry of Education has successfully trained more than 42,000 affiliates who recently underwent e-training in distance learning within the last 24 hours. The participants completed the ‘Be an online tutor in 24 hours’ course that was launched online to provide necessary training to teaching and academic personnel of various levels about online education processes, including managing and operating online classrooms via the internet and helping acquire the necessary experiences related to how to use modern technology techniques to fully perform their roles.

More than 22,000 certificates have been issued, in an unprecedented achievement that serves the goals of the national agenda for UAE Vision 2021 in developing a high-level educational system.

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