Inspired by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum's belief in education as the most effective tool to break the cycle of poverty, Dubai Cares is helping developing countries achieve, by 2015, the United Nations Millennium Development Goals (UN MDG) 2 and 3 - namely, to guarantee universal primary education and promote gender equality, respectively. Dubai Cares is also helping to forge a global partnership for development, as represented by UN MDG 8.
Dubai Cares awards grants to implement projects or activities in relation to primary education in developing countries worldwide. The grants are not awarded on a case-by-case basis. Rather, to be considered for funding, proposals should be consistent with Dubai Cares' annual programming and approved list of intervention countries. While proposals are assessed throughout the year, only during the last quarter are the new programs for the upcoming year finalized and approved.
Since its establishment in 2007, Dubai Cares has worked with numerous organizations with different capacities and thematic expertise. Consistent among all of them are the following, but not limited to, organizational criteria:
In order to conduct a thorough and fair assessment for partnerships with Dubai Cares, interested organizations should follow the process below:
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