The Roads and Transport Authority (RTA) has supported 200 students with its Home-Learning Environment for Fixed-Income Families initiative
According to the RTA, the move seeks to support children from low-income families throughout the COVID-19 pandemic.
"This initiative was administered by RTA’s Foundation, in coordination with CDA and SERCO, the Dubai Metro and Tram Operator, in the context of the government drive to complete the current school year through remote learning. The Foundation provided a perfect home-learning environment for students of disadvantaged families and relieved them of the burden of sourcing essential educational logistics. Accordingly, those students were psychologically relieved and able to complete their school duties at home," said Dr Yousef Al Ali, CEO of Dubai Taxi Corporation and Chair of the Higher Committee of RTA Foundation.
Families who've benefited from the initiative revealed that it helped create a home-learning environment for their kids.
It also reduced the financial burden , given the inevitable need of providing educational materials for their children to complete their studies.
"The initiative has two folds. The first part covers the provision of desks, chairs, bookshelves, writing boards, sports equipment, drawings, posters and others, to create a home-learning atmosphere simulating the school-learning environment. It also encourages them to pursue their studies in a convenient and safe environment, while schools remain closed as part of the preventive measures taken for the safety of students," added Al Ali.