Inmates get connected

DUBAI — Dubai eGovernment, in association with Microsoft, has launched a landmark Ta’aheel Project to provide technology training to the inmates of prisons in Dubai, in order to enable young inmates to utilise IT skills to re-engage with society on their release and become responsible citizens contributing to the progress of society. The training program is carried out in partnership with Dubai Police Department.

By A Staff Reporter

Published: Sun 5 Jun 2005, 10:46 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 7:57 PM

As part of the first phase of the Ta’aheel Project to rehabilitate prison inmates, IT training will be imparted to personnel of the Dubai Police, who in turn will pass on the acquired skills to the inmates. Salem Al Shair, eServices Director, Dubai eGovernment, said, “The technology training program is a reflection of the eGovernment’s commitment to break down the digital divide and ensure that the benefits of technology reach as wide a section of the population as possible.”

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