Under the partnership, the bank will provide laptops worth AED 5 million to students in the UAE, in line with FAB’s commitment to support the communities in which it operates and to support the education sector; one of the UAE’s key sectors for growth.
This partnership reflects the UAE’s efforts to enhance cooperation between public and private institutions and to nurture the next generation of talent in the country.
Hussain Bin Ibrahim Al Hammadi, UAE Minister of Education, said, “We laud First Abu Dhabi Bank’s support of students in the country. The bank is a strategic partner of the UAE in various sectors and we value its commitment to playing an active role in society and in supporting future generations.”
André Sayegh, group chief executive officer, FAB, said, “FAB continuously strives to make valuable contributions to the wider UAE community. This initiative is a true reflection of our social responsibility, which has been a key part of our strategy and our Grow Stronger journey, throughout. We are proud to support the Ministry of Education’s distance learning programme and are proud to play a role in developing the talent of the future.”
Distance learning began in the UAE on Sunday, 22nd March, with pupils expected to return to classrooms on 5th April.
Earlier this month, UAE schools and universities have closed as part of precautionary efforts amid the coronavirus crisis. The two-week spring break, which was initially set to begin on March 29, started two weeks early. Following the school break, distance learning will be introduced during the remaining two weeks.