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Taqeef, the UAE’s leading air-conditioning solutions company, has improved learning conditions for more than 3,000 students and teachers at the three National Charity Schools in Sharjah.

The AC specialists replaced 231 old, ineffective and noisy air-conditioners throughout the schools, with new, noise-reducing cooling technology. The units were donated and installed free of charge by Taqeef as part of the company’s committed programme of Corporate Social Responsibility and community engagement.

With several of the existing units over 20 years old, the schools were struggling to maintain a comfortable temperature in the classrooms, and children often found it difficult to hear their teachers over the noisy AC equipment. Technicians from the Taqeef team visited the three schools last month, and were able to install new quiet, powerful cooling units over the course of a week, ahead of the summer.

Tariq Al Ghussein, CEO of Taqeef, commented: “At Taqeef, we pride ourselves on sourcing the world’s best cooling technology, and bringing it here to the Middle East.  Our aim is to help the people of this region live and learn more comfortably.  That’s why CSR programmes like this are integral to Taqeef’s culture of contributing positively to the country and giving back to the communities that make our success possible. Through this initiative with the National Charity Schools in Sharjah, we aim to improve the working environment of the children, while also helping the schools to be more energy efficient.”

The National Charity Schools provide education from grade-one to high school graduation, making quality teaching available to expatriate students regardless of their social and economic status. Taqeef, together with education consultancy Action Care, installed the new and efficient air conditioning systems that now operate across all the classrooms, making a positive contribution to the children’s well-being and their learning environment. Following the installation, the students and staff members of the schools held an event and gave a short presentation to express their gratitude to Taqeef.

Nada Moamar, a grade 4 student at the Sharjah Boys School, said: “Walking into a cool class in the morning feels great. It’s much easier to focus and learn now.”

Sharjah Girls School Music teacher Rania Baghdady, commented: “Finally, I can hear these wonderful children sing. These new units really will revolutionise my music lessons. Thank you Taqeef!”’

Taqeef now has plans to donate further units to improve around 35 classrooms at the Ajman Boys & Girls School.
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About Taqeef

Taqeef is the originator of desert cooling systems in the UAE and the Middle East’s leading air conditioning solutions provider. Since 1972 Taqeef has served the country’s evolving cooling needs with world-class technology, innovation, and service.  Taqeef is committed to driving responsible air conditioning use and promoting environmental efficiency in the industry across the Middle East.

Taqeef only partner with the world-class air conditioning manufacturers, who –  like them – are committed to greener growth. These brands include Fujitsu General – the Middle East’s biggest selling air conditioning brand, and Midea – the world’s largest producer of appliances and the third biggest HVAC manufacturer worldwide.