ERC completes restoration of 140 schools in Yemen

ABU DHABI, 20th March, 2016 (WAM) — The Emirates Red Crescent, ERC, has completed restoration and maintenance works on 140 schools and educational institutions in a number of Yemeni provinces as part of the organisation’s ongoing efforts to strengthen the education sector in Yemen, one of the areas most affected by the ongoing crisis.

The ERC provided 14 vehicles to the Ministry of Education, and supplied educational institutions with 8,500 classroom chairs, 759 computers, and 200 air-conditioners.

The organisation has been paying special attention to developing the educational sector in Yemen and plans to renovate and equip 154 schools. It is also currently working on a further 23 schools in other districts.

Today, in the presence of a number of Yemeni officials and ERC representatives, a new phase of school restoration projects was inaugurated. The project will see the reconstruction of 14 schools that have been closed since 2009.

WAM/Rasha/Moran

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