DWC receives Dh1 million for low-income students

DUBAI - Dubai Women’s College (DWC) received Dh1 million in financial aid from banks and philanthropic organisations to meet the transportation and technological needs of low-income students.

By (Staff Reporter)

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Published: Thu 11 Nov 2010, 12:23 AM

Last updated: Mon 6 Apr 2015, 3:56 PM

Dubai Islamic Bank (DIB) Foundation offered Dh500,000 for the transport expenses. The Al Maktoum Foundation provided 61 laptops at an overall cost of Dh300,000 with Noor Islamic Bank coming in with Dh200,000 for 41 laptops. “Motivated by humanitarian and community duties, the foundation swiftly moved to solve the problem of students unable to pay transport fees, as they are from families of limited incomes and transport fees are a burden on them,” said Abdul Razak Al Abdalla, CEO of DIB Foundation.

The initiatives of the DIB Foundation, Noor Islamic Bank in Dubai and Al Maktoum Foundation emphasis the importance of investing in education in order to ensure sustainable development in the country.

Dr Howard Reed, Director, DWC said: “We are confident that by doing this, it sets an example to follow in supporting higher education through cooperation with the Dubai Women’s College, which provides UAE women with distinguished education combining theoretical studies and practical experience based on the latest technology.”

muaz@khaleejtimes.com



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