Abdulaziz Al Ghurair during his speech on the occasion of the launch of the first phase of its program for refugee education
The Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair Refugee Education Fund today officially launched the first phase of the AED 45 million education support program in Dubai.
The fund, which was set up in collaboration with World Refugee Day in 2018, was awarded 100 million AED grants to be divided over three years to support students from countries suffering from wars and disasters in the UAE and refugee students in Jordan and Lebanon.
"The culture of giving is an extension of the inheritance of the deceased founding father Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan," said Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Foundation. "The continuation of our leadership approach in the field of humanitarian work inside and outside the country, and our belief in the responsibility of the private sector in this area, and emphasized its commitment to helping the largest number of young refugees to return in the course of of the research to ensure a better future for them.
The start of the first phase of the Fund's programs comes together with the start of the new school year in September to include 45 million dirhams as direct financial support for educational institutions and humanitarian organizations to support more than 6,500 academic students. professional and academic qualifications at secondary and university level and to develop personal and technical skills. This contributes to securing a future in which the student can reach himself and activate his energy.
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HRH Princess Haya bint Al Hussein, wife of His Highness Sheikh Muhammad bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and the Ruler of Dubai, praised the initiative and said that this charitable gesture was launched by his Excellency Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair to education to support 6,500 children and young people. Arab refugees in the first phase will have a positive effect on the future of many displaced people whose lives have been affected by conflicts and disasters. "Building knowledge and skills through education can make a big difference in their lives by creating a ladder for a better future," she said, full of hope and hope for Aspirations and ambitions. "
Al Ghurair has announced the names of the institutions that will be supported during the first phase of the Fund's programs, after they have been carefully chosen on the basis of their efficiency and impact in the implementation of educational programs & # 39; s that have a qualitative impact on the level of secondary, vocational and university education in the UAE, Jordan and Lebanon. The United Nations Children's Fund (UNICEF) in Jordan, the Luminus group for Jordanian education and the unification of the Lebanese youth project.
The fund works with the Red Crescent Authority in the United Arab Emirates and in coordination with the UNHCR to provide support to children who have been affected by wars and disasters in their country and who live temporarily in the UAE and can not pay school fees.
For his part, HE Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary General of the UAE Red Crescent Society, said: "The UAE Red Crescent welcomes the noble initiative of his Excellency Abdulaziz Al Ghurair, who shows his devotion to charity affairs.
Dr. Mohammed Ateeq Al Falahi has expressed the thanks and appreciation of His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Ruler's representative in Al Dhafra Region, chairman of the UAE Red Crescent Society for businessmen Abdulaziz Al Ghurair, for his noble educational initiative offer opportunities to thousands of refugee children who are devoid of study due to disasters and crises in their country. His Highness attaches great importance to the initiatives of entrepreneurs and the private sector in the country, which strengthen the development and humanitarian role that the UAE and its humanitarian organizations play to reduce the consequences of disasters and crises. "
UNFPA will also work with UNICEF in Jordan to provide support to refugee students in camps and other places of group 9 to 12 who are most at risk of not going to school to get educational opportunities, visit public schools, remedial and provide psychosocial support and train them in life skills to complete their education.
The Lumenus group of Jordanian education will also benefit from the allocations of the Fund for Vocational Training in the required disciplines, such as hybrid technology, pharmacy and ICT, as well as training in study skills and work readiness.
In Lebanon, the Youth Union project in Lebanon benefits from support from the Fund in providing support and advisory programs for refugee students in secondary education, as well as rehabilitating those who want to pursue professional orientation in the areas required, such as physiotherapy, web design. and television production. The project also provides support to help refugee students continue their bachelor and graduate studies in specialized disciplines such as clinical laboratory sciences, radiology and bioinformatics in collaboration with universities in Lebanon.
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