The foundation is committed to advancing education and learning as its primary objective.
Going forward, the foundation will assess unmet needs in the community that could contribute towards sustainability and improved livelihood of people in the Arab community through education and learning.
We are the proud and main sponsors of the Dubai Future Foundation’s ‘One Million Arab Coders’ Initiative, an integrated educational programme that aims to empower one million Arabs with the language of the future, coding.
Anyone with access to the internet can sign up to participate in the ‘One Million Arab Coders’ programme. To ensure that the programme is accessible to all, the Dubai Future Foundation also works with grassroots organisations, NGOs and governmental bodies across the Arab world to facilitate computer and internet access to interested students.
Supported by an online community of tutors and technology partners, and through a series of online courses and certifications, students can choose to specialise in one out of four programmes, in the field of coding:
- Full Stack Web Development
- App Development
- Data Analytics
- Front End Web Development
- App Development
- Machine Learning
- Data Platform
- Internet of Things
Since the start of the programme, over one million applications have been submitted. Now in its second year, 1,000 top students who graduated from the programme have been selected to enroll in the coveted Udacity nanodegree course.
For full information about the courses, programmes and applications, please click here.
To learn more about the importance of coding for the jobs of the future, read more on my blog.
In addition, the Foundation has also recently launched the ‘Fresh Slate’ initiative in collaboration with the Dubai Police General Headquarters aimed at aiding detainees in Dubai’s Punitive and Correctional Institutions who have been charged for petty offences. The initiative will cover the financial obligations of the detainees to ensure their release and safe return to their families with a new opportunity to become productive members of society.
Fresh Slate is among a trio of charitable projects being launched by HSDF in 2022, with others to be announced in the coming weeks. These initiatives are part of the Foundation’s ongoing corporate social responsibility to support the education and youth sectors.