Abu Dhabi: Abu Dhabi fund for Development provides financial contributions to a number of higher education institutions in the country, such as the Higher Colleges of Technology and Zayed University in the framework of its commitment to the corporate social responsibility towards the local community.
The contribution reflects the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development belief of the importance of adopting the corporate social responsibility program by public and private institutions for the local community, at this context, the fund adopts a yearly strategic plan to achieve that purpose, especially to support the education sector in the UAE, in line with the priorities of the UAE government as well as the importance of this sector in enhancing the march of development and progress in the country.
Accordingly, Salem Saeedan Al Rashedi, Director of Support Services Department in Abu Dhabi Fund for Development on behalf of Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi, Acting Director General delivered the Fund’s contribution to Dr Tayeb Kamali, Vice-chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology in the presence of Sultan Hussain Karmostaji, Associate Provost for Student Affairs at HCT and Dr. Jace Hargis ADWC Director.
Commenting on the initiative, Salem Al Rashedi said that “The Fund recognizes the leading role played by higher education institutions in general and the Higher Colleges of Technology, especially in the provision of special education and outstanding training for its students in order to meet the needs of the labor market state.
Dr. Tayeb Kamali hailed the continuous support of the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development to Higher Colleges of Technology which shows its commitment to support the education sector in the state and also added that ” All programs in HCT are designed in consultation with business and industry leaders to ensure the students’ skills are job-relevant and to the highest standards”.
Fawzeia Hamad Al Mubarak, Board Member of Abu Dhabi Fund for Development and Director of Investments Department, on behalf of Mohammed Saif Al Suwaidi Acting Director General handed the Fund’s contribution to Dr. Sulaiman Al Jassim Director of Zayed University.
Dr. Sulaiman Al Jassim appreciates Fund’s contribution and his continued support to Zayed University and his efforts to support the education sector in the UAE; he also added that “the education sector is a vital and important sector to the UAE Government because of being the most important pillars of the development process in the country”.