Emirates NBD and Emirates Islamic have made contributions AED 4 million (from their Charity Fund) to the UAE’s Ministry of Education in support of its online and distance learning initiatives launched for all UAE schools during the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic.
The contribution will help offer laptops to UAE students, supporting the community through this worthy initiative in these challenging times. The contribution comprises AED 2 million on behalf of Emirates NBD and AED 2 million from Emirates Islamic.
The Ministry of Education stressed that the government and private sector complement each other as they play similar roles that are essential to the development, and contribute to the success of the UAE economy while benefiting the development, growth and prosperity of our society. This collaboration will help make sure that students continue to receive quality education during these difficult times.
The Ministry commended Emirates NBD and Emirates Islamic for their support, which facilitates the continued uptake of distance learning, in light of the present situation, and reaffirms the significance of the private sector’s role in bettering the framework of knowledge and development among students. We appreciate this cooperation and are confident that together, with the Almighty’s blessings, we shall overcome the challenging situation ahead.
Hesham Abdulla Al Qassim, Vice Chairman and Managing Director of Emirates NBD, Chairman of Emirates Islamic stated “As a leading local banking Group, Emirates NBD and Emirates Islamic are honored to contribute to the Ministry of Education’s distance learning initiatives. Nothing is more essential for us than the health, safety and well-being of our colleagues, customers and the community and the development of our future generations. We want to support students stay connected and for education to remain uninterrupted during this difficult time. We believe that public-private sector collaborations have a strong role to play in keeping our community protected and resilient and we stay confident that we will all emerge through this experience stronger together. We would also like to take this opportunity to applaud all our dedicated teachers throughout the UAE as they work to support children with online learning during these difficult times - you are all heroes.”