UAE gifts New Jersey districts with tech funding

Wednesday, July 17, 2013

The United Arab Emirates donated $4.5 million to repair and enhance the communications infrastructure at 30 public schools in New Jersey communities impacted by Superstorm Sandy.

The funding will help address 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.

Christie joined his wife, Mary Pat Christie, for the announcement of a $4.5 million donation from the United Arab Emirates to the Hurricane Sandy New Jersey Relief Fund. UAE ambassador to the United States Yousef Al Otaiba said the money would be distributed to 30 schools in nine districts.

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