A brand new initiative to support COVID-19 frontliners will provide scholarships for children of frontline healthcare professionals to attend public schools across the UAE.
The Hayyakum initiative has been set up as a partnership between the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Frontline Heroes Office. It aims to provide children of frontline healthcare professionals with access to quality education, while also alleviating financial stress arising from the need to pay tuition
The scholarships will cover all nationalities and all frontline healthcare workers – from doctors and nurses to hospital cleaners. Scholarships are for public schools only.
Among the frontliners to be supported by the Office are medical and non-medical staff working in the health sector, including doctors, nurses, pharmacists, cleaning personnel, protection workers, security personnel and sanitisation workers.