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UAE PM launches Arabic translation challenge to upgrade e-learning in Arab world
BY 2017-09-19 09:24:30

DUBAI, Sept. 18 (Xinhua) -- United Arab Emirates (UAE) Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al-Maktoum, has inaugurated on Monday the Mohammed Bin Rashid (MBR) Arabic E-Learning Project, with the launch of the Translation Challenge, UAE state news agency WAM reported.

The Translation Challenge calls on all Arabs to help translate 5,000 videos and 11 million words of world-class maths and science material to Arabic, to be available online for free, for over 50 million Arab students from kindergarten to grade 12. The content is to be sourced and localised in accordance with the "highest international standards and curricula," said the report.

The MBR project falls under the umbrella of MBR Al-Maktoum Global Initiatives, MBRGI. It is an online initiative that seeks to lay the foundation of a new knowledge base, and to establish the future of science and math excellence among Arab students.

Sheikh Mohammed said "Providing high quality education in science and math to all Arab students is integral to rebooting our civilisational development, e-learning is the fastest way to bridge the educational gap in the Arab world."

"We have challenged all Arabs to help translate 11 million words in order to produce 5,000 educational videos in one year; we urge anyone interested to participate in this important ongoing cultural project," Sheikh Mohammed added.

(Editor:Li Zhaoqi) (From:xinhua)
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