Emirates academy in Uganda aims at educating 1,000 students

A ceremony was held to mark the inauguration of the $200,000 academy which is being set up by Dubai Charity Association in collaboration with Future Education Development foundation in Uganda.



By Salah Al Deberky/staff Reporter

Published: Wed 25 Feb 2015, 1:35 AM

Last updated: Thu 25 Jun 2015, 10:28 PM

Ahmed Mohammed Mismar and other officials during the opening ceremony of the academy in Uganda. — Supplied photo

Ahmed Mohammed Mismar and other officials during the opening ceremony of the academy in Uganda. — Supplied photo

Dubai — An Emirates Academy was recently opened by Dubai Charity Association in Uganda, in collaboration with Hope Education Development Foundation in Uganda.

A ceremony was held to mark the inauguration of the $200,000 academy which is being set up by Dubai Charity Association in collaboration with Future Education Development foundation in Uganda. It was attended by Ugandan President Yoweri Kaguta Museveni as chief guest; Speaker of Uganda Parliament, Rebecca Alitwala Kadaga; Secretary-General of Dubai Charity Association Ahmed Mohammed Mismar; a number of senior officials and dignitaries in the African country.

As many as 500 people attended the ceremony held at Kamuli district in Uganda where the academy was built.

“Emirates academy is one of the educational institutions Dubai Charity association had established in Uganda, and houses 11 classrooms, two science labs, computer lab, 13 dormitories for both male and female students, administration office, library, mosque and extracurricular activities playground,” said Ahmed Mismar.

The academy teaches natural sciences, arts, and Islamic studies to more than 100 boy and girl students, and aims at creating the infrastructural environment for teaching 1,000 male and girl students. Many official and unofficial organisations in Uganda paid tribute to His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Dubai Charity Association for their support in establishing the academy as well as other charity projects and programmes in Uganda. — salah@khaleejtimes.com


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