Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, UNHCR to bring skills development to UNHCR’s persons of concern

DUBAI, 24th August, 2020 (WAM) — The Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education, AGFE, announced today a partnership with the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees, UNHCR, to provide access to the Al Ghurair Young Thinkers Program, YTP, to UNHCR’s Persons of Concern in the UAE to help them gain skills that will guide them on their paths to employment and improved livelihoods.

YTP is a bespoke bilingual and digital platform designed to support Emirati and Arab youth with increased career awareness, soft skills development through online courses, and advising to help them make well-informed education and career-related decisions. The platform is currently benefitting more than 20,000 users across the Arab region, with the majority being from the UAE.

Through the programme, AGFE is offering a series of online webinars that will both assist and train the UNHCR team to promote YTP, as well as offer training to young persons

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Start-up offers free online skill development courses for persons with disabilities

The aim is to empower people with disability to continue to live a dignified life, Khatri said.  (Representational image)

Persons with disability can learn new skill courses from the confines of their homes with an education tech start-up offering free of cost classes in view of the COVID-19 pandemic.

“COVID-19 has permanently changed the working environments and arrangements, and the new order is here to stay even in the post COVID era. People with disabilities are no different and it is upon us as a society to take them along in the new age,” said DigiVidyapeeth Founder and Managing Director Pradeep Khatri.

Keeping this in mind, “we have kept 10 seats reserved for people with disability in each of our batch across all courses,” he said.

The aim is to empower people with disability to continue to live a dignified life, Khatri said.

DigiVidyapeeth is an online platform imparting skill

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