By Gavin Gibbon
Funds to be used to provide laptops to UAE students to assist distance learning
Emirates NBD and Emirates Islamic have donated AED4 million ($1.1m) to the UAE’s Ministry of Education in support of its online and distance learning initiatives launched across all the schools during the Covid-19 pandemic.
The contribution - comprising AED2m on behalf of Emirates NBD and AED2m from Emirates Islamic - will help provide laptops to UAE students.
"As a leading local banking group, Emirates NBD and Emirates Islamic are honoured to contribute to the Ministry of Education’s distance learning initiatives. Nothing is more important for us than the health, safety and well-being of our colleagues, customers and the community and the development of our future generations," said Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim, vice chairman and managing director of Emirates NBD and chairman of Emirates Islamic.
Last month the UAE’s Ministry of Education announced that distance learning for all schools and universities will continue until the end of the current academic year.
The decision applies to all public and private schools and higher education institutions at the state level.