United Arab Emirates Donates $4.5 million to Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund

photo by Art Gallagher

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Governor Chris Christie and First Lady Mary Pat Christie visited Highlands Elementary School this morning to accept a $4.5 million dollar gift to the Hurricane Sandy Relief Fund¬†from the United Arab Emirates (UAE).¬† Ambassador to the United States Yousef Al Otaiba made the presentation and, along with the Christies, met with students of the school’s Summer Camp Program.

The UAE Embassy gift, made on behalf of the people of the UAE, will help address critical technology needs, such as infrastructure construction to increase internet bandwidth capacity, wiring and hardware for instructional areas, acquisition of mobile computing devices for faculty and students, and additional training for teachers and administrators.

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Posted: July 15th, 2013 | Author: | Filed under: #STTS, 13th Legislative District, Education, Highlands, Huricane Sandy Relief Fund | Tags: , , , , , , | 5 Comments »