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Emirates NBD donates over 5,000 electronic devices to support educational needs of underprivileged students

1 Min | 08 July 2024
  • Bank donates equipment as part of its commitment to sustainability, community development and people

Dubai, UAE, 8 July 2024: Emirates NBD, a leading banking group in the MENAT (Middle East, North Africa and Türkiye) region, has donated over 5,000 electronic devices to bridge the digital divide for underprivileged students worldwide.

The donation was made towards Ecyclex, a company that providescustomised and comprehensiverecycling solutions in the UAE, with a focus on recycling waste electronics and electronics equipment. Ecyclex is certified by Dubai Chamber, Trakhees, Dubai Municipality, Sharjah Municipality and Tadweer in Abu Dhabi, and plays a key role in the circular economy.

Once the devices are refurbished and recycled, they will be given to The Digital School, a collaborative programme between Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and Emirates Red Crescent. The devices and will be provided to support underprivileged students worldwide, giving them access to devices that support students’ need for internet and educational resources.

As a national banking champion, Emirates NBD is dedicated to the sustainability of its business, the planet and its people. Aligned with this commitment, the bank engages in meaningful partnerships with community organisations for empowering local communities. The donation to The Digital School contributes to supporting 8,512 students, reducing 10,868 kgs of carbon dioxide, and saving 3,043.04 cubic feet of landfill space. By recycling electronic devices, Emirates NBD successfully reduces e-waste, which is a growing environmental concert. As a responsible Group, Emirates NBD’s focus is on reducing its carbon footprint, conserving resources and promoting eco-friendly practices.

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