Thuraya supports Dubai’s Information City’s “Educate a Child, Build a Nation” initiative in advocacy of computer literacy for children

Dubai, UAE, October 21, 2014 - Thuraya Telecommunications Company, a leading Mobile Satellite Services (MSS) operator today announced its support for Information City’s “Educate a Child, Build a Nation” initiative, which advocates computer literacy for children in the UAE.

Ahmad Al Shareef, Vice President of Human Resources and Support Operations at Thuraya said, “We strongly believe in the “Educate a Child, Build a Nation” initiative as it helps children develop computer literacy skills from a young age. As a UAE-based satellite operator, Thuraya encourages UAE youth to embrace technology to further enhance their technical capabilities through education. Computer literacy is a lifelong skill which can eventually lead to job opportunities, such as a career within the satellite communications industry. The UAE satellite and space industry is one of the most exciting new sectors supporting the nation’s burgeoning economy. Our participation in this cause further exemplifies Thuraya’s commitment in creating opportunities for UAE Nationals.”

Abbas Al Ajami, Manager at Information City said, “We are pleased to have the support of Thuraya, a pioneer in the UAE satellite telecommunications sector. It illustrates the significance of our initiative to educate the next generation as Dubai continues thrive and prosper as we make our mark in the global economy.”

Chaired by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Maktoum Bin Juma Al Maktoum, the "Educate a Child, Build the Nation" initiative aims to boost educational development in the UAE through computer literacy. His Highness believes in the importance of providing educational and training opportunities for all UAE citizens, regardless of gender or nationality, as these citizens are the cornerstone of the Emirates’ economic and social development. In addition to the backing from Thuraya, the initiative is strongly supported by governmental and semi-governmental entities including, the Knowledge & Human Development Authority, the Dubai Charity Association, the Humanitarian International City, as well as supported by the Khalifa bin Zayed Foundation, the  Arab Society for Social Support, and other entities from the private sector.

About Thuraya Telecommunications Company
Thuraya Telecommunications Company is an industry leading MSS operator and a global telecommunication provider offering innovative communications solutions to a variety of sectors including energy, broadcast media, maritime, military and humanitarian NGO. Thuraya’s superior network enables clear communications and uninterrupted coverage across two thirds of the globe by satellite and across the whole planet through its unique GSM roaming capabilities. The company’s diverse range of technologically superior and highly reliable mobile satellite handsets and broadband devices provide ease of use, value, quality and efficiency. Thuraya remains committed to serving humanity through delivering the essential tools for optimal connectivity, never leaving anyone out of reach. Visit:

About Information City
Information City specializes in creating and delivering exclusive events that build on the unique position of Dubai, as an international business hub, and a center of excellence. Its main mission is to deliver excellence in the form of extraordinary exclusive events that highlight the amazing achievements of the past, and provide the right environment for the future to be created, through building high value connections and relationships. Information City aims through these events, to raise awareness of campaigns, workshops, seminars, conferences and forums to highlight the sectors that are of great benefit to the community. Visit:

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