The Community Development Authority in Dubai unveiled an initiative to transfer digital knowledge to senior citizens who are members of the Thukher Club, in collaboration with the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du). The first of the initiative lasts for three months, where opinions from senior citizens are examined to find out their priorities and to adapt the content of the educations to it.
This happened during an event held at the Al Barsha Center in the presence of Ahmed Julfar, Director General of the Community Development Authority in Dubai, and Fahad Al Hassawi, CEO of the Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (you).
You have distributed smart tablets to senior citizens in preparation for entering the digital world, with lessons scheduled on a weekly basis after the holy month of Ramadan.
Julfar stressed that the support of large companies for community initiatives and programs is one of the most important factors for the success of social development plans, and pointed out that community work and the joy of community members was and will remain an integral part of any civilized development system. community.
He said that digital knowledge has become a reality and inevitable, which can not be overlooked, and the need for senior citizens is increasing to help them get services with the least possible effort, in accordance with their conditions, especially since all public services are available through smart applications and all requirements can be achieved through delivery services. As well as seeking medical attention and even participating in some medical appointments through these devices.
He added that the contributions of larger companies and institutions increase the progress of community work standards and the introduction of new ideas and initiatives that use the expertise and resources of specialized authorities in different areas to meet the needs of community members.
Al-Hasawi, for his part, said that the blessed month of Ramadan is an ideal occasion for all groups and members of society, for reflection and contemplation and for increasing the level of community participation, adding that the initiative will help improve the quality of senior citizens life by relying on digital solutions and technologies, not only to strengthen their independence but also to enrich their digital experiences.
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