Com­put­ers and tablets to or­phan, poor stu­dents for use in dis­tance ed­u­ca­tion

Arab Times - - LOCAL -

KUWAIT CITY, Sept 24: Chair­man of the Board of Di­rec­tors of Kuwait As­so­ci­a­tion for Needy Fam­i­lies Bader Al-Mubarak said the as­so­ci­a­tion in­tends to pro­vide de­vices such as per­sonal com­put­ers (lap­tops) or tablets to or­phan stu­dents and those from low­in­come fam­i­lies in view of the im­ple­men­ta­tion of dis­tance ed­u­ca­tion, re­ports Al-Jarida daily.

In a press state­ment, Al-Mubarak re­vealed the num­ber of ben­e­fi­cia­ries for the first phase of the project is 1,000 stu­dents. He said a sub­stan­tial do­na­tion from a gen­er­ous fam­ily will cover the ex­penses for pro­vi­sion of a suit­able de­vice – lap­top or tablet – for each stu­dent in the first phase. He then ap­pealed to bene­fac­tors to sup­port the sec­ond phase of the project which will be ben­e­fi­cial to more than 1,500 stu­dents.

On the other hand, Di­rec­tor of Char­i­ties and Foun­da­tions Depart­ment at the Min­istry of So­cial Af­fairs Hoda Al-Rashed af­firmed the min­istry’s sup­ports for projects which en­cour­age stu­dents to par­tic­i­pate in train­ing and ed­u­ca­tional cour­ses, as well as work­shops, included in the dis­tance ed­u­ca­tion sys­tem. She added the Min­istry of Ed­u­ca­tion has ap­proved plans to fa­cil­i­tate pro­ce­dures for stu­dents to use the ap­proved dig­i­tal plat­forms for ed­u­ca­tion.

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