24 Feb New Free Skills Online for Construction Workers in the UAE and SmartLife signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) that offers blue-collared workers in UAE the opportunity to change their lives by learning new skills.

Cupertino-CA, Feb 24th, 2019 —, Inc signed an MoU along with SmartLife in Dubai to offer blue-collared workers in the UAE free unlimited access to online courses by to help transition them into white-collar jobs.

With 800+ online courses available on Cudoo, ranging from languages to professional skills such as basic accounting and project management, these hardworking workers, will have the opportunity of a lifetime to learn in-demand skills for free and enhance their career prospects for a better tomorrow.

Ivan Vassiliev, CEO of commented: “It’s a known fact that often these blue-collared workers, particularly the thousands of laborers who work within the construction industry, take huge loans in their home countries to be able to come to the UAE and accomplish their modest dreams of providing for their family and giving their kids an education.”

“Unfortunately, the burden of a loan back home and their modest income doesn’t allow for much. By helping these hopeful workers and teaching them skills that are in-demand, we hope to alleviate their position within their own companies and open up newer opportunities for a brighter future for them and their families,” he added. through its Cudoo online learning platform, connects learners from around the world with less-fortunate individuals who cannot afford to invest in their own self-development. For every course or subscription purchased on Cudoo, gives free access to the entire library to these individuals, registered at its network of CSR partners such as SmartLife.

Through the proven concept of ‘shared prosperity’, subscribers to Cudoo make it possible to provide free online courses to hundreds and thousands of individuals who can benefit the most by learning new skills and yet, cannot afford access to education.

Manjula Ramakrishnan, President of SmartLife commented: The gift of education is the best that can be given to any individual and this is one of the pillars of SmartLife’s core activity. Empowering themselves with English language skills, especially in the international arena our blue-collar friends work in, opens the door to better career prospects. SmartLife is delighted to partner with’s Cudoo online learning platform to offer them this learning opportunity.

SmartLife, a Dubai based non-profit organization works tirelessly to teach blue-collared workers in the UAE, necessary skills such as speaking English. It conducts numerous activities both educational and recreational in Dubai with the help and support of selfless volunteers to help these workers learn new skills that can potentially transform their careers and lives.

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About SmartLife:

SmartLife is an NPO/NGO registered in Dubai – UAE, with the basic aim and objective, to help and assist the average blue-collared worker in the UAE, with their development and overall benefit as our priority. Whether that’s by setting them up with free English language lessons every week or by providing mentoring, even occasional trips outside the labor camps. We consider it a small and satisfying way of helping the blue collared workers take a step out of their routine and realize their true potential.

For more information about SmartLife, contact:

Manjula Ramakrishnan

President: SmartLife

Project Lead: SmartReading



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