dubai cares giving the gift of education
Last Updated : GMT 00:23:13
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today

Dubai Cares: Giving the gift of education

Arab Today, arab today

Arab Today, arab today Dubai Cares: Giving the gift of education

Dubai - Arabstoday

Millions of children gain opportunity to break poverty cycle.In 2007, a vision was born to help a million children gain education access in poor countries. Today, the lives of 7,000,000 children in 28 developing nations have been transformed by that vision – Dubai Cares. In a little over five years, the group has greatly surpassed its own initial goals, as it continues to facilitate quality primary education for countless more. The philanthropic organisation is driven by conviction that education is the way out of poverty. “Education is the most effective tool to break the cycle of poverty, a belief held by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum. It was with this belief and a desire to give children – regardless of their nationality, creed or religion – the opportunity to become positive contributors to society, that His Highness established Dubai Cares,” said Dubai Cares CEO Tariq Al Gurg. As an early indication of Dubai Cares’ potential and impact to come, the launch ceremony took everyone by surprise. With a relatively modest Dh200m initial target, contributions far exceeded expectations – nearly nine times over – reaching more than Dh1.7bn. Another pleasant surprise came when that amount was doubled when, during Dubai Cares’ closing ceremony in November 2007, Sheikh Mohammed revealed he would personally match every dirham raised in the campaign – bringing the total to Dh3.5 billion. Its support network also spread far and wide. In partnership with UN agencies, international aid groups, private foundations and local NGOs, Dubai Cares runs programmes in building and renovating schools and school facilities like libraries and latrines, supplying and publishing books and materials, teacher training and curriculum development. Depending on the need, it also engages in student health and nutrition projects. Its four key components are School Infrastructure, School Health and Nutrition; Water, Sanitation and Hygiene (WASH) in Schools; and Quality of Education. And besides the planned programmes, Dubai Cares has scrambled emergency responses in communities hit by natural disasters or violence. Be it the devastating earthquake in Haiti or the deadly floods in Pakistani, both in 2010, Dubai Cares was there on the ground. Those relief efforts have continued till this year, in the form of rehabilitation efforts and key component programmes. And it has come to the assistance of Palestinian children in strife-torn refugee camps, in Lebanon and Jordan, among other similar responses in Africa. Equal gender and ethic representation in schooling is also under its mandate, with a number of such projects carried out in marginalised communities in Africa and Bosnia Herzegovina. Dubai Cares has also set its targets to include achieving, by 2015, the United Nations Millennium Development (UNMDG) Goals 2 and 3 of “guaranteeing universal primary education and promoting gender equality, respectively.” To that end, it is also assisting in galvanising a global partnership for development, as indicated by UNMDG 8. Al Gurg said: “Dubai Cares implements comprehensive development programs in countries with the highest gap in primary education and is committed to forging global partnerships for development, as represented by the United Nations Millennium Development Goals. “In the UAE, Dubai Cares engages residents through a series of volunteer, awareness and fundraising initiatives that are linked to its global mandate – namely, to break the cycle of poverty by providing children in developing countries with access to primary quality education.” Recent examples of its UAE initiatives were The Walk for Education and Volunteer Emirates. Dubai Cares said such regular events will continue to be held to engage the community. In a message on Dubai Cares’ website, Al Gurg says: “Finally, as we celebrate together this achievement, we should be reminded that our mission is far from over – 69 million children around the world still do not go to school. But, we are hopeful that with your continued support we will reach even more children through relentless efforts and unwavering commitment.” From Gulf News

arabstoday
arabstoday

Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

dubai cares giving the gift of education dubai cares giving the gift of education

 



Name *

E-mail *

Comment Title*

Comment *

: Characters Left

Mandatory *

Terms of use

Publishing Terms: Not to offend the author, or to persons or sanctities or attacking religions or divine self. And stay away from sectarian and racial incitement and insults.

I agree with the Terms of Use

Security Code*

dubai cares giving the gift of education dubai cares giving the gift of education

 



Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Jordanian woman reveals her project

GMT 00:46 2017 Saturday ,11 November

Jordanian woman reveals her project
Arab Today, arab today The Big Apple bike boom

GMT 10:47 2017 Wednesday ,22 November

The Big Apple bike boom
Arab Today, arab today Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings

GMT 11:14 2017 Friday ,10 November

Keep kids busy at Thanksgiving gatherings
Arab Today, arab today Leaders of Russia, Iran, Turkey meet

GMT 10:12 2017 Wednesday ,22 November

Leaders of Russia, Iran, Turkey meet
Arab Today, arab today 'Advanced' cyber attack targets Saudi Arabia

GMT 10:18 2017 Wednesday ,22 November

'Advanced' cyber attack targets Saudi Arabia
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today Australian academic's book pulled

GMT 15:20 2017 Monday ,13 November

Australian academic's book pulled
Arab Today, arab today May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit

GMT 02:14 2017 Saturday ,18 November

May under Brexit pressure at EU reform summit
Arab Today, arab today Delhi half-marathon to go ahead

GMT 03:51 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Delhi half-marathon to go ahead
Arab Today, arab today The history of solar eclipses

GMT 05:16 2017 Sunday ,20 August

The history of solar eclipses
Arab Today, arab today Honda recalls 800,000 minivans

GMT 11:43 2017 Wednesday ,22 November

Honda recalls 800,000 minivans
Arab Today, arab today VW says will invest over 34bn euros

GMT 07:19 2017 Tuesday ,21 November

VW says will invest over 34bn euros
Arab Today, arab today Singer Jahda Wahba has unlimited ambitions

GMT 07:56 2017 Monday ,20 November

Singer Jahda Wahba has unlimited ambitions
Arab Today, arab today paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 16:04 2017 Friday ,17 November

paObama climate envoy slams Trump's rejection

GMT 09:23 2017 Saturday ,18 November

Fedra happy for “Between Two Worlds” success

GMT 11:15 2017 Thursday ,16 November

Angola oil boss sacked by father's protege

GMT 18:41 2017 Friday ,20 October

Designer Aql Faqih aspires to innovation

GMT 11:38 2017 Wednesday ,15 November

Unloved vultures fight for their survival

GMT 11:49 2017 Thursday ,17 August

Egyptian artist presents new collection of designs

GMT 13:41 2017 Tuesday ,21 November

French choke up over proposal

GMT 00:44 2017 Monday ,20 November

Japanese regulators raid Airbnb

GMT 17:12 2017 Monday ,07 August

Al-Shawaifi reveals secrets of total solar eclipse

GMT 16:53 2017 Tuesday ,05 September

Youssra depended on colored foam
Arab Today, arab today
Arab Today, arab today
 
 Arab Today Facebook,arab today facebook  Arab Today Twitter,arab today twitter Arab Today Rss,arab today rss  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube  Arab Today Youtube,arab today youtube
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday arabstoday arabstoday
arabstoday
بناية النخيل - رأس النبع _ خلف السفارة الفرنسية _بيروت - لبنان
arabstoday, Arabstoday, Arabstoday