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Dubai Cares wraps up its Ramadan initiative


Dubai Cares volunteers have successfully packed 50,000 school kits during a 4-day drive.

 In a true reflection of the highest values of the holy month of Ramadan, Dubai Cares volunteers have successfully packed 50,000 school kits during a 4-day volunteering initiative that took place at the Dubai World Trade Center between 18 and 21 May 2019. Hessa Bint Essa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, Ibrahima Sory Sylla, Ambassador of Senegal, Ali Jabir Mwadini, Consul General of Tanzania along with Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares joined the UAE community in packing the school kits.

Dubai Cares’ “Back to School” edition of Volunteer Emirates brought together 2,000 volunteers in an effort to pack essential school supplies for underprivileged school children. Following this initiative, 30,000 of these school kits will be distributed among schoolchildren in Kaolak, Senegal and 20,000 will be distributed among schoolchildren in Zanzibar, Tanzania prior to the start of the new school year.

Commenting on what has become a staple event in the Ramadan calendar in Dubai, Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, said: “We are extremely grateful for the overwhelming response of hundreds of volunteers who joined us every single day of the initiative. Just the mere fact that their participation is taking place during the Holy Month of Ramadan, gives their effort and dedication a whole new meaning.

“It is also very heartwarming to see the volunteers work and bond together as they put together not only a school kit, but a donation to thousands of underprivileged children who will forever remember and cherish.

“I invite all volunteers to share their experience and help us make this initiative even more successful.”

Full details on Dubai Cares’ Ramadan campaign and future community engagement initiatives can be found on the Dubai Cares’ website and social media platforms.

 To stay informed about future community engagement initiatives, please visit the ‘Get Involved’ page on or follow/like Dubai Cares on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

About Dubai Cares

Since its inception, Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has been working towards providing children and young people in developing countries with access to quality education through the design and funding of programs that aim to be integrated, impactful, sustainable and scalable. As a result, the UAE-based global philanthropic organisation has successfully launched education programs reaching over 18 million beneficiaries in 57 developing countries.

Dubai Cares is playing a key role in helping achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning by 2030, by supporting programs in early childhood development, access to quality primary and secondary education, technical and vocational education and training for youth as well as a particular focus on education in emergencies and protracted crises.

In the UAE, Dubai Cares engages residents through a series of volunteer, awareness and fundraising initiatives that are linked to its global mandate. These initiatives include the annual Walk for Education, Volunteer Emirates, Volunteer Globally and Ramadan Campaign.

Dubai Cares’ vision is to break the cycle of poverty by ensuring all children have access to quality education.

The body believes education is an irrevocable asset and an essential right of every child. It uphold this belief by delivering integrated evidence based quality education programs through strategic partnerships  to create sustainable impact in the lives of underprivileged children globally. With the support of the local and global community, we promise to make this happen.

Global Education First Initiative

Dubai Cares was selected by the UN Secretary General, Ban Ki-Moon as an original member of the Technical Advisory Group for his 5-year Global Education First Initiative which was launched during the week of the UN General Assembly in New York in September 2012 to ensure quality, relevant and transformative education for all children across the world.

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