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Jamil Khan, Senior Reporter
The Authority of Social Contribution - Ma’an is calling for support from families in Abu Dhabi to kindly help with the provision of essential distance learning equipment such as laptops or tablets through its ‘Together We Are Good’ programme.
Ma’an has already launched an initiative to support low-income parents in Abu Dhabi with payment of school fees, paid through contributions to ‘Together We Are Good’.
Since the programme went live, Ma’an has also received requests from parents affected by the current health and economic situation for support with computer equipment to help with home schooling. Distance learning is a necessity at this time and so Ma’an is calling on the Abu Dhabi community to contribute any spare laptops or tablets so that lower income families can benefit and continue their children’s educations without disruption.
Those families who can assist are requested to call the toll-free helpline on 800-56226 or register the details of any possible equipment contributions at togetherwearegood.ae. and will be contacted by Ma’an team to pick up their contribution within three working days, with applications for contribution requests closing on 7th May.
The aim is to support families during these unprecedented times, and is just one area in which Ma’an is providing assistance to those in need.
As well as education support, Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme is also currently using the contributions received to assist families and individuals with food supplies and healthcare, and will extend its support to basic living needs such as rent payments or repatriation flights in the near future.
The ‘Together We Are Good’ programme is the first project of Ma’an’s Social Fund that allows community contributions to help tackle social challenges. The Social Fund is the official government channel to receive contributions from the community to tackle pressing social challenges.
Participants wishing to contribute financially to ‘Together We Are Good’ can send SMS messages to 6670 (AED 1000), 6678 (500 AED), 6683 (100 AED) and 6658 (50 AED). They can also call 8005-MAAN for volunteering and in-kind and financial contributions above AED 1,000 or send messages on WhatsApp on 0543055366. Transfers can also be made via First Abu Dhabi Bank using the IBAN number: AE100351011003988349032. In-kind contributions include equipment, buildings, services, and time as well as expert volunteering efforts.
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