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27,000 students benefit from educational aids

Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has completed the implementation of the "in-kind aids" project for male and female students for the current academic year 2009 – 2010, in cooperation with the Ministry of Education and the Abu Dhabi Education Council, where the number of beneficiaries has exceeded 27 thousand students.

This great humanitarian project comes within the framework of the Foundation's keenness on providing the appropriate climate for students, whether a citizen or resident, to receive his education in a comfortable atmosphere as the strategy of Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation mainly focuses on supporting the educational sector in the country.

His Excellency Humaid Mohammed Obeid Al Qatami, Minister of Education, has appreciated this humanitarian initiative of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation. He said, "We followed in the ministry with all pride and boast the project launched by the Foundation to provide in-kind assistances for students for the academic year 2009 - 2010, which comes to be added to noble deeds and exploits of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, may Allah protect him, who always feels the needs of his people and all the residents on the land of our beloved country, and the initiative is no weird to the UAE, which seeks to extend a helping hand not only within the UAE State but also to all the peoples of the world. "
"Paying tribute to the success of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation in achieving its mission to serve all the human and social categories, we affirm that this initiative had a great impact in the hearts of students and their families and has been, since its inception in 2007, receiving good feedback from the educational circles all over the State for the psychological and physical stability it has provided for the students covered", Al Qatami added.

He said that this project, which includes 27 thousand and 156 male and female students distributed to 660 schools nationwide, reaffirms the good trends and initiatives of giving adopted by the wise leadership of our state. Such great charity project will also contribute to improving the physical and social conditions of beneficiaries and their families and overcoming the physical obstacles hindering their studies, so they can achieve the best results.

His Excellency Minister of Education, has emphasized that it gives pleasure that such good project shall continue despite of the difficult economic conditions experienced by the world which affirms keenness of our wise leadership to extend a helping hand to all those in need in a very wonderful image of the noblest meanings of social communication and humanitarian work .. calling on school students to take advantage of these initiatives and projects besides the potentials offered by the state to be an incentive for them to exert more effort and work to reach the best results and achieve the aspirations of our wise leadership to enhance education and raise it to the world levels.
 
For his part, His Excellency Mohammed Hajji Al Khouri, General Manager of Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation said that such humanitarian aids are considered the largest at the domestic arena to help male and female students of the low income people and alleviate the burdens on their families and provide some of the requirements necessary for students.. pointing out that despite the importance of the relief charity work, the Foundation does not ignore student support in the educational sector and it works on achieving stability for them to prevent any decline in the level of their education as a result of the difficult economic conditions they encounter.

These in-kind aids have been distributed according to certain conditions and controls of the beneficiaries, he explained, pointing out that such support represents a form of cohesion and solidarity of our United Arab Emirates Society, where these aids will be a motivation and an incentive for students to complete their educational journey and surmount all the obstacles impeding the march of their study to set a good example for the other students.

He also paid tribute to a number of educational leaders in the country for the humanitarian initiative carried out by Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation and which had good response and positive repercussions among students and their families all over the state as it contributes to the psychological and physical stability support of students.

His Excellency Mohamed Salem Al Zaheri, Director of Abu Dhabi Educational Zone, expressed his thanks and appreciation of the humanitarian initiative executed by Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation by adopting a project to support male and female students who suffer from difficult economic conditions.. He said that the Foundation believes in the importance of education and the need to provide the opportunity for all students, especially those of the limited income families and those who experience difficult economic and human conditions, and creating the appropriate atmosphere for them to receive their education without any impediments.

As for the level of Abu Dhabi Educational Zone, Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation has contributed to the support of the schools of Zone with in-kind and financial aids over the past years.. So, the Foundation writes down a new page of its great charity record, especially as it carries a name great and dear to all of us, and this is the name of the H. H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, may God save and protect him.

The white hands which extend help and assistance to the poor and needy in this country and around the world have inherited benevolence and established it and their efforts were manifested in the initiatives in the field of building the human being and community service, and Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation is just a good sprout in a good land full of giving as its projects have extended all over the homeland and abroad at the global level, planting the smile on the faces of the needy and hope in their souls, with gifts and convoys of good touring the motherland and the world and establishing the platform for doing good, Salem Abdul Aziz Al Kothari, Director of Al Ain Educational Zone, said.
 
The Foundation has done a lot of charity works and extended its humanitarian activities to cover most sectors within the country, especially the educational sector, to which the Foundation pays special attention within its humanitarian strategy. The Foundation's aids have also reached the poorest and victims of disasters in more than thirty-five countries, he added.

His Excellency Khalfan Issa Al Mansouri, Director of Western Educational Zone, said that the humanitarian aids provided by Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for the humanitarian activities have a great impact in the hearts of our students in the schools of the Western Educational Zone since such noble deed has contributed to alleviating the burdens of living on the shoulders of those students, enabling them to devote themselves to their studies and motivating them to exert more effort and achieve excellence in their academic learning.

"This is not strange to Khalifa Foundation, which has been and still the pioneer and leader in the humanitarian charity work within and outside the UAE state as it seeks to extend a helping hand to the needy in the corners of the earth, which is confirmed by the numerous projects and charitable initiatives in many aspects of life, as well as the honorable attitudes in the period of crisis and global disasters ", Al Mansouri added. 

The Director of the Western Educational Zone has expressed sincere thanks and appreciation to H. H. Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, may God save and bless him, and H. H. Sheikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs and Board Chairman of Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation and all those working in this humanitarian charity edifice.

For her part, Fatima Ghanem Al Marry, member of the Board of Directors of the Dubai Knowledge Authority and the CEO of School Agency, has lauded the humanitarian-educational initiative undertaken by the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation and wished success to the efforts exerted by the Foundation for the goodness and greatness of the United Arab Emirates at the domestic, regional and international levels .. She paid the attention to the positive interaction comcerning the issues of the homeland and citizens, especially in the topics related to the educational sector.

The white hands of the Foundation had reached everyone, including those students who suffer from difficult economic conditions in the Emirate of Dubai, she added, extending, on behalf of all the students of the Emirate of Dubai, who benefited and who did not benefit from Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation's grant, sincere thanks and gratitude to the Foundation.

Fawzia Hassan bin Gharib, Director of Sharjah Educational Zone, expressed thanks and appreciation to Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for its benefaction and white hands in all fields which saved a lot of the needy from the humility of begging and asking for aid from others.

His Excellency Mr. Ahmed Salem Al Mansouri, Director of Sharjah Educational Zone Office/Eastern Province, lauded the humanitarian benevolence and white hands of Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation that reached out to help the students with economic needs of citizens and residents, as it is one of the leading institutions in the state in the field of providing aids of various kinds for students.

The Foundation had a great history of offering relief to the students with economic needs, alleviating a huge burden on parents, as it provides many services for those to meet their needs and requirements of their studies, he added, commending the humanitarian initiative and compassion through the Foundation's contribution to the daily expense of more than one thousand male and female students.

He also paid tribute to the foundation's interest in achieving equal opportunities for all students, since many of the students who have economic needs are in need of raising the level of their learning for them and caring for them and following them academically and solving their social and economic problems in order to facilitate and push ahead their educational march to keep pace with their peers.

His Excellency Abdullah Hamad Al Shehi, Manager of Ras Al Khaimah Educational Zone, said that the humanitarian activities of the Khalifa Bin Zayed Foundation deserve thanks, gratitude and appreciation for its outstanding efforts and limitless generosity that made it reach all the schools of Zone and contributed to the academic stability of students through the provision of their basic needs such as stationery, shoes and clothing and daily expense for breakfast.

The Foundation has set a sublime example for benevolence, giving and support to help our students under the leader of our march, the owner and patron of the Foundation, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, may God save and bless him, who is the light and guide to all and the region and its students express all love, respect and appreciation for His Highness asking Allah the Almighty to grant him the best reward and make all his noble deeds in the balance of his good deeds, Al Shehi added. 

His Excellency Obeid Seif Al Matroushi, Director of Ajman Educational Zone, addressed words of thanks and praise to His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, may God save and bless him, for his moral and financial care and generous support to his sons and daughters of students, praying to Allah the Almighty to grant him the best reward and keep him an asset for the homeland and its people and the nation.

Al Matroushi lauded Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for its care and blessed efforts to support students with economic straits through its noble humanitarian initiatives.

His Excellency Obeid Humaid Seif Al Ka'oud, Director of Um Al Quwain educational Zone, expressed his sincere thanks and gratitude to Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation for its role in supporting the charity and humanitarian march of a large sector of our students, contributing through its distinguished efforts to the provision of a decent life and creating educational opportunities for them in an ideal atmosphere without making them feel any social or physical differences, so that they can achieve the best results at the level of academic learning.

His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, may God save and bless him, is a man of humanity and the true patron of the people and residents of this country as this Foundation, since its inception, had translated his directives and carried out his instructions, achieving remarkable distinction in the various methods of giving and humanitarian initiatives and taking it upon itself to care for scholars and to fulfill all their educational needs as per the best levels and highest quality services, exerting sincere efforts to serve the nation by sowing the seeds of goodness in the land of good people, Al Ka'oud added.

His Excellency Jumaa Khalfan Al Kindi, Director of Fujairah Educational Zone, praised the humanitarian initiative implemented by Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation by adopting a project to support male and female students with difficult economic conditions.

In the Emirate of Fujairah, 1065 students had benefited from this leading humanitarian project, which started in the academic year 2008 – 2009,  and the number of beneficiaries hit 2714 in the current academic year, which alleviated the suffering of many poor and modest families, since the project was concerned with all the students' requirements of stationery and school uniforms and shoes and to provide a daily meal for a number of students to encourage our sons and daughters of students scholastically, psychologically and socially and to instill the spirit of cooperation and compassion in them, he elaborated.

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