Abu Dhabi, 20 December 2021: The collaboration between Emirates Schools Establishment and Al Yah Satellite Communications company PJSC (“Yahsat” and, together with its subsidiaries, “the Group”), the UAE’s flagship satellite solutions provider, listed on the Abu Dhabi Securities Exchange (“ADX”) under (SYMBOL: YAHSAT) (ISIN: AEA007501017) has enabled high speed internet connectivity via satellite to support smart learning for 300 students in remote areas of the UAE.
The collaboration, which began in 2020 and was extended into the 2021 academic year, has helped to drive inclusion and accessibility across the government body’s operations and to connect homes with no access to affordable broadband connectivity. This has allowed students to seamlessly continue remote learning from home during the pandemic. Yahsat has played a key role in empowering students by granting them high-speed access to smart learning platforms provided by the Emirates Schools Establishment, in partnership with the Ministry of Education.
As the UAE’s leading satellite solutions provider, Yahsat continues to play an important role in providing critical connectivity to homes, businesses and communities across the UAE and in over 160 countries, regardless of geographic constraints, through reliable high-speed internet over satellite.
The collaboration through this academic year was made possible through the support of H.E. Jameela bint Salem Al Muhairi, UAE Minister of State for Public Education, Musabbeh Al Kaabi, Chairman of Yahsat and Ali Al Hashemi, Group Chief Executive Officer of Yahsat Group.
“The Emirates Schools Establishment is keen to provide its services to students regardless of their location within the UAE. In cooperation with Yahsat, and by adopting the latest technology and innovations, we look forward to supporting this mission to provide students with sustainable education while enhancing their well-being and granting them access to smart learning platforms provided by the Emirates Schools Establishment through Yahsat’s high-speed internet services,” Her Excellency said.
Her Excellency added: “The Emirates Schools Establishment is also keen to build bridges of cooperation with various organizations in the country to achieve its goal to improve the quality of education in-line with best practices, adding more value to the educational ecosystem, and paving the way towards a new horizon in this sector. We highly commend the efforts made by Yahsat and this fruitful collaboration, which has contributed to enabling the Emirates Schools Establishment to provide its services to students across the UAE.”
Musabbeh Al Kaabi, Chairman of Yahsat Group, added: “The impact that we have achieved so far through our collaboration with the Ministry of Education showcases how satellite connectivity can play a critical role in society, having directly impacted the lives of 300 students by providing them reliable Internet access to continue their education. Through affordable high-speed Internet over satellite to these students, Yahsat has effectively bridged the divide and supported our ambition of building a knowledge-based economy in the UAE, replicating similar contributions made in many markets across the Middle East, Africa, Asia and the Americas over the years.”