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Students at Winchester School in Jebel Ali raised a sum of Dhs10,000 for underprivileged children in Malawi.
The students collected and sold 5,000 old and unsed books at the school's annual fun fairs and parent-teacher meetings.
The initiative is called 'Winshares' and was launched last year, when the school decided to adopt a school in rural Malawi, under Dubai Cares' 'Adopt a School' programme.
To collect the books, the children went to different classes in the school to shine light about the situation of the children in Malawi and why the initiative is important.
Obaid Salem Al Zaabi, Permanent Representative of the UAE to the UN in Geneva, attended a ceremony to launch the Arabic version of 'Before the Oil, Abu Dhabi 1954-58', a personal memoir authored by Susan Hilliard.
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Dubai’s private schools have shows remarkable progress as the latest school inspection results were declared by the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA), Dubai, on Wednesday.
Dr Farouk Yaghmour, Chairman Yaghmour Architects, Jordan, known worldwide for his inspiring masterpieces, lectured the students on the architecture of traditional and modern mosques, sharing some of his iconic projects.
Protesters threw petrol bombs at the Tsim Sha Tsui police station on Kowloon peninsula after police inside fired volleys of tear gas to disperse demonstrators on the street.
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