Digital School, Emirates Red Crescent set up Dhs100 million fund to support 1 million students

The fund will facilitate remote learning opportunities in countries facing challenges in education infrastructure 

Sharjah, Feb 15, 2023: The Digital School (DS) and the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) announced a strategic partnership to set up a Dhs100 million fund dedicated to advancing digital education projects. 

The fund will support the Digital School’s programmes financially and is aimed at facilitating smart and more flexible remote-education opportunities in countries affected by disasters and crises. The fund will support 1 million students across the world. 

The partnership was signed by Hamoud Abdullah Al Junaibi, ERC’s Deputy Secretary-General, and Dr. Waleed Al Ali, the Digital School Secretary-General at the World Government Summit 2023.

“There is no doubt that this fund will contribute immensely to achieving the goals of the Digital School, which is considered a major milestone in the e-learning process; the creation of a modern technical education system that meets the needs of students in refugee camps and the most vulnerable segments of society; relies on IT and AI; and contributes to the continuation of their education process despite challenges,” explains Dr. Hamdan Musallam Al Mazrouei, Chairman of the Board of Directors of ERC.  

The fund seeks to achieve the Sustainable Development Goals and develop knowledge and skills through applications of AI and modern digital technologies in remote-education.

It also focuses on forming a work group to coordinate, follow up and implement the Fund’s activities and prepare and set up regulations, plans and mechanisms.

The Digital School, was launched in November 2020 under the directives of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, as part of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives.