Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, hosted on Saturday the second edition of Volunteer Emirates 2019, in support of the National Charity Schools for Girls (NCS) in Nasiriyah, Sharjah. This edition witnessed an impressive participation of 150 volunteers who helped in the refurbishment of the school to enhance the learning environment for 1,500 students.
Thirteen UAE-based volunteers have returned to Dubai following a life-changing volunteering experience in the southeastern African country of Malawi.
Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced on Tuesday a 2-year programme in sub-Saharan Africa to support the rapid growth of tertiary education and address the challenges of the tertiary and skills sector in Africa.
Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, is hosting another edition of its Summer Literacy Camp between July 7 and Aug 8. The 5-days-a-week summer camp is taking place at Uptown School in Mirdif, in partnership with Rawafed Development and Learning Centre in Dubai, and is set to give 200 children aged six to 12 an opportunity to enjoy recreational activities, learn new skills and have fun with their peers, setting for them a strong foundation they can rely on to move forward. The initiative was officially kicked off on Sunday by Dr Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares and Ahmed Abdul Karim Mohammed Julfar, Director General of the Dubai Community Development Authority (CDA) with the participation of volunteers who will contribute in various capacities throughout the initiative.
Dubai Cares has committed to contributing Dhs2,938,800 ($800,000) over four years to expand the reach of the International Publishers Association’s (IPA) programmes in Africa, as well as to co-operate on new initiatives with regard to sustainable development, education, and publishing, reports WAM.
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.
Faraj Fund teamed up with Dubai Cares, a philanthropic organisation working to improve children’s access to quality primary education, to distribute 350 school kits for children of inmates from penal institutions and correctional facilities across the UAE.
Dubai Cares initiative of setting up a school for the underprivileged in Malawi is a noble gesture. Education is a vital component necessary for the uplifting of the marginalised and so UAE’s drive to do so in Malawi is bound to reap rich dividends in the years to come (“13 UAE volunteers spend a week in Malawi