Dubai offers hope to underprivileged children through digital schools by offering them access to digital learning through an international alliance.
Dubai , Dubai
14 November 2020, 12:00 AM
30 November 2020, 12:00 AM
Dubai is giving hope to underprivileged children by offering them access to digital learning through an international alliance, spearheaded by the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI).
“There are millions of children across the world with no access to education due to war and conflict. If we didn’t try to address this knowledge gap, we will fail to give our future generations a healthy environment to grow up in and contribute to their societies,” His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE noted as he announced the Digital School initiative.
This initiative is aimed at providing accredited online education to students wherever they are. The initial trial phase starts with 20,000 students and should reach at least one million students by 2026.
MBRGI, the pioneering body behind dozens of humanitarian, education, health and entrepreneurship initiatives such as Dubai Cares, Humanitarian city, Reading Challenge, SME development, Water Aid (Suqia) projects among many other innovative projects around the world, has collaborated with leading educational institutions, such Harvard University, Stanford University and New York University, to build the online education platform which will facilitate the Digital School.