The UAE is continuing its efforts, through the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, to provide humanitarian and development aid to Rohingya refugees in Malaysia, to support their educational needs.
Khalid Ghanim Al Ghaith, UAE Ambassador to Malaysia, said this during a press conference following the launch of a humanitarian and development aid programme for Rohingya refugees in Malaysia, titled, “Supporting the Education Sector,” which was held in Kuala Lumpur. He added that the aid is part of the humanitarian and development support provided by the foundation since 2015, valued at US$1 million.
He went on to say that the aid was distributed over four phases, providing 300,000 Malaysian Ringgits to 708 students from five schools who are Rohingya refugees while noting that the aid included school bags, uniforms, notebooks, pens and other school supplies.
The launch was attended by Sahar Ali Al Zaabi, Representative of the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, Thomas Albrecht, United Nations, UN, High Commissioner for Refugees, and Dhu Al Kifl Ismail, Director-General of the Department of Social Care of Malaysia.
A delegation from the foundation arrived last week in the state of Pahang on an official visit, in coordination with the UAE Embassy in Malaysia. The delegation visited ten schools where Arab teachers from the foundation are working and met with Sayyid Ibrahim, Minister of Education of Malaysia and Director of the Education Department, and the principals of the schools.
Local senior officials praised the foundation’s role in supporting the Arabic language, through dispatching Arabic teachers.
Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs