Arabic eLearning initiative distributes 3,100 tablets to school students in Sharjah
Third phase of 'Lughati' inititative to preserve Arabic language education was completed at a budget of AED 15m
Sharjah's six-phase programme to modernise Arabic language education through e-learning has completed its third phase, distributing 3,100 smart devices at schools across the Emirates.
Completed at a cost of AED 15 million, the ‘Lughati' programme saw all Grade 2 students and Grade 3 students with learning difficulties receive the devices at 54 schools.
Lughati also supplied 130 dedicated storage units and charging lockers for a total of 54 schools, plus training programmes for teachers and field visits. The halfway point in the project's six phases has already seen 5,060 kindergarten pupils and 232 teachers receive devices in phase one and 2959 first-grade students and 129 teachers in 49 schools take delivery of the smart tablets in phase two.
The initiative, approved by Sharjah's Ruler, Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qassimi, aims to distribute tablets to 25,000 students and 1,000 teachers of all grades in all of Sharjah's public schools once complete. It aims to modernize Arabic language education and preserve the Arabic language.
Each smart tablet is equipped with the ‘Horouf' smart application developed by Horouf Educational Publishing, which specialises in creating contemporary and innovative educational tools for children in Arabic and is a subsidiary of Kalimat Publishing Group.
"The completion of phase three means that more than 11,000 children now have access to smart devices and can benefit from the very latest technology in their education. For that many students to be part of a digital classroom is an exceptional achievement and will provide a world-class learning environment for all those involved," said Badria Al Ali, Manager of the Lughati Initiative.
"By using the very latest technology in schools, Arabic will stay a leading language relevant to science, the arts and modern technology and in an ever-evolving world of education, this will help our students to stay one step ahead," she added.
Source: Arabian Business