A Picture Speaks a Thousand Words: ADFD’S Strides in Education

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The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development set up several schools in Morocco with the hope that education will serve as the currency of progress and influence socioeconomic development.
The Abu Dhabi Fund for Development set up several schools in Morocco with the hope that education will serve as the currency of progress and influence socioeconomic development.

Published: Wed 24 Jan 2024, 10:22 AM

In the grand scheme of global progress, the UAE sets itself apart by placing a premium on education. At the forefront of this commitment stands the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD), a vital force driving the country’s vision of sustainable development. With education firmly embedded in its mission, the ADFD takes centerstage in shaping the future landscape of progress in many developing nations.

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A notable example is the 37 Early Childhood Development Centres in Colombia established by the ADFD in partnership with international organisations, which not only raised primary education standards in the country, but also strengthened health infrastructure, aligning with Colombia’s plan for universal access to early childhood care and quality preschool education by 2030.

Schools and universities have sprouted across Jordan. These institutions reflect the ADFD’s commitment to creating a ripple effect to shape lasting success in society and the economy.
Schools and universities have sprouted across Jordan. These institutions reflect the ADFD’s commitment to creating a ripple effect to shape lasting success in society and the economy.

Closer home, Jordan paints another canvas where the ADFD’s educational efforts shine brightly, with modern institutions sprouting across the country, offering basic to vocational and higher education to thousands of citizens. The ADFD did not merely invest in buildings but in the potential of young minds, positioning them to drive economic growth and shape a thriving society. From Egypt and Morocco to Kenya and Pakistan, the ADFD’s commitment equally echoes through schools, universities, and vocational training centers.

The Zayed Children’s Welfare Centre in Kenya has created a significant impact on the trajectory of development through education.
The Zayed Children’s Welfare Centre in Kenya has created a significant impact on the trajectory of development through education.

On International Day of Education, the UAE’s commitment through the ADFD tells a story of empowerment. It is more than a brighter future; it is a tangible reality shaped by a steady commitment to global education. In the ADFD’s projects, knowledge is not just power; it is a catalyst for positive change, laying the foundation for a more equitable and prosperous world.


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