Dubai Expat alert: Dubai’s education and health authorities to drive Covid-19 awareness in schools

In Dubai, the DHA (Dubai Health Authority) and KHDA (Knowledge and Human Development Authority) will join forces to initiate a campaign to educate school children – in both primary and secondary schools – about Covid-19. The first phase will be for one month and will train the children on health and safety tips to prevent the deadly virus.

Dr Hend Al Awadhi, Head of Health Promotion and Education Section at DHA’s Public Health Protection Department said: “The staff that will enter the school will undergo all health and safety precautions to ensure the highest level of safety standards. While schools have adopted stringent precautionary measures to reduce the possibility of transmitting infection among students and to provide a safe and healthy educational environment, it is also important to educate students so that they are empowered to take care of themselves. We have planned the lectures in an interactive and educational manner so that children can participate and are engaged.”

In many situations, younger children will be empowered with information on the virus through quizzes and puzzles, while secondary students will learn about daily sanitization, school-bus health safety tips and ways to boost immunity.

This is very important initiative because some of the cases have searched in Dubai ever since the schools have reopened and some of the measures that were implemented by the government were being ignored by parts of the population.