Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched a “school” site in 1,000 villages to provide mobile e-learning platforms for remote villages and refugee camps that are not connected to the Internet.
The project offers alternative learning solutions for Arab students in non-Internet areas to leverage the content of the Madrasa platform, the most prestigious of its kind in the Arab world, within the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum International Initiatives Foundation, Science, mathematics, physics, chemistry and biology, covering school grades from kindergartens to grade 12, the official WAM news agency reported Thursday.
“We have launched an initiative to provide a school platform for e-learning, which includes 5,000 educational courses in science and mathematics in Arabic for all educational levels,” Sheikh Mohammed said. “We launched an initiative to provide the platform in 1,000 villages that do not connect to the Internet and the first to cover all the remote areas in the Arab world. Concept is to provide the best educational level for children even if they inhabited the tops of the mountains. ”
On the importance of e-learning in bridging the educational gap in the Arab world, the ruler of Dubai said, “The advancement of education in the Arab world is an urgent priority … and e-education is the most effective way to empower Arab students.”
There are no obstacles that can stop our students from learning, “he said, adding that” e-learning is the ideal solution to reach and every arab student wherever he resides. He noted that the location of a school in 1000 villages is a message of life, determination and a better future. “The success of our societies, our economies and our future have one key and that is education.”