Dubai: The winners of the ‘One Million Arab Coders’ were honored last week by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Dubai Future Foundation.
As the Dubai Future Foundation-led Initiative came to a close, it became apparent that partners in such initiatives play a critical role in the success.
Social enterprises who have partnered with the initiative have helped it achieve its objective; To serve people and Improve the quality of life of Arab communities.
The same is evident the support offered by the Hussain Sajwani– DAMAC Foundation to the Initiative and its eagerness to empower Arab youth with the capabilities and necessary skillset which they need to secure future job opportunities and launch their own digital projects and companies.
The DFF CEO further highlighted the significant role played by the Hussain Sajwani– DAMAC Foundation in realizing the initiative’s objectives of providing valuable training to 1 million Arab youth, enriching their knowledge of modern technologies and coding tools, and developing their coding capabilities and skills.
Mr. Sajwani further added that, “The vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum laid solid foundations for Dubai’s status as the best incubator city that attracts minds and talents, supports future generations, and enhances their passion for science, technology, innovation, and programming.”
ONE MILLION ARAB CODERS (OMAC)
The Initiative is organized under the umbrella of the Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI) and led by the Dubai Future Foundation.
OMAC has been successful in attracting 1 million+ Arab young men and women from 80 countries to participate in the initiative, and united a group of the most important and experienced trainers in software science and advanced technologies in the world to train participants.
The participants of the program have received close to 5 million hours of study and work, and 76,000 training workshops, and have completed 100,000 successful graduation projects. In addition, 1,500+ scholarships have been awarded in the advanced programming courses “Nano Degree” to the distinguished participants.
The ‘One Million Arab Coders’ initiative provided the opportunity for its affiliates to learn many programming skills and apply them in the areas of developing websites and mobile applications, in addition to many other technological sectors such as blockchain, artificial intelligence, data and cloud computing.