The Red Crescent presented recently a check of Dhs 200,000 to Dubai Women’s College in support of financial aid students’ laptops.
This donation is part of the support provided by the Red Crescent for serving and developing different categories of society in the UAE.
Mr. Mohammad Abdullah Al Zarouni, Director of the Red Crescent branch in Dubai, handed over a cheque worth Dhs 200,000 to Dr. Howard Reed, Director of Dubai Women’s College, in the presence of the college’s management team to buy 40 laptops for limited-income students.
Dr. Howard Reed, Director of Dubai Women’s College, has expressed high appreciation and thanks to the generous donation offered by the Red Crescent. He said that educating young professionals for roles into a complex and rapidly changing world is a large and expensive challenge.
‘We are fortunate to have partners like Red Crescent who realizes that the future depends on the quality of our young people. We need more companies to come forward to help build a society where women are given equal opportunities for developing their knowledge and skill. This is in line with Dubai’s vision to shape the UAE into a sound knowledge-based society.’
From his part, Mr. Al Zarouni said that serving students and helping them in education are among the top priorities of the association as more than Dhs 3.1 million was spent this year to pay for fees of students living on limited incomes.
He added that the Red Crescent has donated over Dhs 600,000 in assistance to educational and healthcare institutions to provide them with laptops, labs and updated educational aids.
“By assisting students and educational institutions, the Red Crescent is undertaking a noble humanitarian mission whereby it seeks to help students pursue their studies and build their careers, thereby boosting charity and humanitarian deeds,” he said.
He expressed thanks and appreciation to the administrative and teaching staff of the Higher Colleges of Technology, which he said have become a landmark example of educational institutions, helping in the development of society and the boost of students’ skills in order to enhance national development.
Meanwhile, Dr. Reed pointed to the prominent role played by DWC in developing students’ capabilities and skills as well utilizing them for the community service so that they would set an example amid quick-paced economic changes.
‘We are confident that by doing this, it has set an example to follow in supporting higher education through cooperation with Dubai Women’s College, which provides UAE women with distinguished education combining theoretical studies and practical experience based on the latest technology,’ he concluded.