Singapore honours Dubai foundation
Dubai, September 7, 2009
The Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (MBRAM) Foundation of Dubai has received a special memento from the government of Singapore in recognition of the foundation’s continuing support to human development in the region.
Adel Al Shared, vice-chairman and managing director of MBRAMF Foundation received the memento from Singapore’s Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew at an event held in Singapore as part of the fifth anniversary celebrations of the founding of Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy, a premier school for public policy in the Asia-Pacific region.
Minister Mentor Lee Kuan Yew also thanked the foundation for the consistent support the renowned Singapore-based institution has received and commended countries that peg their future to visionary leadership – the very same vision that helped found the island nation’s school of public policy.
Currently, the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy has nearly 300 students from over 40 countries and 30 professors, having developed partnerships with leading schools globally.
The MBRAM Foundation offers scholarships to postgraduate students in public administration (MPA) at the Dubai School of Government (DSG), which has a partnership agreement with the Lee Kuan Yew School of Public Policy.
The foundation has entered into alliances with various regional and international universities to assist students achieve their educational aspirations. It also implements knowledge and development programmes to meet the social and economic requirements of region.
The MBRAM Foundation, founded on the personal initiative of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is a non-profit organisation that aims to offer development opportunities through investing in resources that can build knowledge skills in the region. – TradeArabia News Service