Tuesday 28 September 2021 - 1:54:36 am

MoCD launches platform to support people of determination, their families during COVID-19 pandemic

DUBAI, 29th August, 2020 (WAM) -- The Ministry of Community Development, MoCD, announced the beginning of the implementation of "Kheta" platform in cooperation with "Ynmo" in Saudi Arabia under the supervision of "Ibtikar" Edu Tech Solutions starting from the new academic year 2020-2021 as part of the programmes and plans provided by the ministry to support people of determination and their families during the novel coronavirus pandemic-COVID 19 and the changes in the patterns of education.

The ministry also announced it will begin training all the staff of the centres on using the platform from the beginning of this month in preparation for the new academic year that will be launched differently due to the repercussions of the COVID 19, pandemic. The "Kheta" platform is expected to facilitate and overcome all the obstacles of the educational and rehabilitation services of the people of determination, and at the same time will support their families remotely through the development of educational and rehabilitation programmes that are easy to share with the family to be implemented at home.

The "Kheta" platform aims to improve the quality of welfare and educational services for people of determination by enabling the practitioners in the centres to determine the level of beneficiaries and families, develop and build individual educational and rehabilitation plans promptly using Artificial Intelligence algorithms.

The executive steps to reflect this cooperation between the MoCD and "Ynmo" began earlier through the formation of a combined team at the beginning of 2020, represented by the Department of Welfare and Rehabilitation for People of Determination and Information Technology Department in the ministry, as well as the training and consulting team from the company, where joint workshops. Additionally, one member of staff at the people of determination centres at the ministry was trained to use the "Ynmo" platform.

Wafa Hamad bin Sulaiman, Director of Welfare and Rehabilitation Department for People of Determination at the MoCD, said that the cooperation with "Ynmo" Platform emphasizes its serious efforts to achieve and implement the pillars of the national policy for empowering people of determination which is based on six main pillars; the second and third provide an integrative education system with appropriate supportive technologies and learning materials.

Saeed Abdullah, Technical Advisor at the MoCD, stressed the ministry's keenness to promote welfare and development with proactive solutions and services that stimulate performance at all service levels.

Dr. Fahad Al Nimri, CEO of "Ynmo" Platform, expressed his gratitude for this cooperation and said, the ministry's adoption of "Ynmo" platform for people of determination is the most adequate solution and application for international and professional best practices that contribute to the rationalization of support, supervision and decision-making based on evidence.

Wasseem Kadoura, Director of Business Development at Ibtikar Edu Tech Solutions and Partner in the "Ynmo" Platform, said, "Based on our beliefs that everyone has different learning abilities and skills, we support all elements that achieve uniqueness in providing educational experiences. Hence, the "Kheta" platform promotes this vision in accordance with the requirements and challenges of the century.

WAM/Tariq alfaham