Dubai, Oct 16 (IENews) Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, today launched ‘Madrasa’, the largest free e-learning platform in the Arab world, a revolutionary new project under the umbrella of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI).
The platform offers 5,000 world-class Arabic educational videos, on subjects including science and mathematics, and targets all levels of school students from kindergarten to grade 12.
The pioneering project provides unique educational materials in Arabic, available online at no charge to over 50 million Arab students around the world and is the culmination of the Translation Challenge’, an effort to bring volunteers together to translate 11 million words of educational content into Arabic.
Announcing the initiative, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said, “Building a better future for our region starts in the classroom and e-learning can bridge the knowledge gap in the Arab world. Technology can offer millions of Arab students the opportunity to develop their scientific capabilities. We aspire to provide world-class education to every Arab child.”
He added, “The project contributes to improving the quality of education in the Arab world, and I call on all those who have the ability to do so to launch similar initiatives.”
Inviting all Arab students to use the Madrasa platform, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum said, “My message to Arab students is: Education is your future and your weapon to navigate life.”