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Abu Dhabi’s new support programme helps residents pay for education and healthcare

Abu Dhabi’s new support programme helps residents pay for education and healthcare

The cutoff date for fee assistance applications is April 23, 2020 

On Sunday, the Abu Dhabi Media Office tweeted that the emirate had launched a new programme called Together We Are Good to provide economic relief to residents of the emirate who are impacted by Covid-19 crisis.

The programme is spearheaded by the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an which was established in 2019 by the Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi with the aim of bringing together the government, the private sector and society towards making contributions for the public good.

The Together We Are Good programme involves supporting residents to help meet their financial needs in four key areas including education, healthcare, food and basic needs.

It has partnered with the Abu Dhabi Department of Education and Knowledge to help with the school fees of students enrolled in private schools as well as helping parents who require assistance with distance learning devices to aid in their children’s e-learning programmes.

It has asked residents who want to avail of the scheme to call 800-3088 or visit togetherwearegood.ae and reiterated that the cutoff date for fee assistance applications is April 23, 2020.

Earlier in the day, Sheikh Sheikh Sultan bin Hamdan Al Nahyan made a contribution of Dhs20m to the Together We Are Good programme.

In light of the Covid-19 pandemic, Abu Dhabi already announced several measures to help businesses and individuals to help cope with the economic fallout of the virus.

These measures included 15 new initiatives under its Ghadan 21 scheme including electricity and water subsidies, measures for SMEs and exemptions and fee reductions to support businesses while reducing the overall cost of living.

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The UAE has already announced a $34bn stimulus package to help the country’s banking sector to support the economy through this crisis.

Read: UAE boosts stimulus to $34bn to fend off virus impact

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