Dubai Cares will be participating in this year’s UAE Innovation Week with a number of thought-provoking and innovative showcases taking place at Boulevard at Emirates Towers and Mall of the Emirates from 20 to 26 November and 21 to 26 November respectively, under the theme “Innovation in Education in Emergencies”.
Following the success of Dubai Cares' 2014 Creative Challenge that encouraged students to reimagine #MyDubai, the organization is launching a new initiative titled, "The Dubai Cares Distinguished Philanthropic Award in Schools", with the support of the Ministry of Education (MoE) and the Knowledge and Human Development Authority (KHDA).
Dubai Cares has announced the second edition of the Distinguished Philanthropic Award in Schools, after the hugely successful inaugural award that was launched 2015.
This new initiative will run across all public and private schools in the UAE and will call upon students to put their creative and entrepreneurial talents towards a fundraising drive in support of Dubai Cares.
The award is divided into two categories; The Young Philanthropists Award and The Philanthropic School Award. The first recognizes the school with the most creative fundraising concept, while the second rewards the school that raises the biggest amount of funds. All schools throughout the UAE will again be invited to register, with emails and instruction manuals sent out to each.
The school initiative will start from 3 October 2016 to 5 March 2017. Registered schools will carry out their fundraising activities and, during April, an executive committee will evaluate all submissions according to the established points-based scoring system and will recognize the winning schools and students at an awards ceremony.
Volunteer Globally, one of the main pillars of our local outreach activities, offers members of the UAE community a rare chance to join the Dubai Cares team in Senegal to construct a school.
A Call for Volunteers
An educational campaign, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, in Ramadan 2016 aiming to distribute 5 million books to children in refugee camps and schools in need around the world. This campaign is yet another initiative through which the UAE expresses its passion for serving humanity. It represents the UAE’s transition from feeding the hungry and quenching thirst, to nurturing the mind and the soul during the holy month of Ramadan.
#LastILearned – Dubai Cares’ new fundraising and community engagement campaign
Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, is proud to announce the 2016 edition of its Adopt a School initiative. Over the last 3 years, this initiative has provided thousands of children in developing countries with access to quality education. Last year, a total of 26 schools were adopted in Palestine, Nepal, Senegal, Malawi and Cambodia by corporations and individuals like yourselves.
This year, you may adopt a school in:
The Adopt a School package comprises school infrastructure, book supplies, gender specific latrines, teacher training and adult literacy. The donor (up to 15 people) may travel on a volunteering trip for up to one week to support the community with the construction of their adopted school and interact with the children, with the exception of Palestine.
A limited number of schools are available to adopt per country. We urge you to kindly provide us with a confirmation on your interest in adopting a school or more by October 2nd, 2016 to ensure that a school is reserved for you.
For more information on the details of each program, please contact Nadia Kamber at:
T: +9714 450 4534
Thank you for your continuous support in furthering our reach.
Walk the distance. Make a difference.
Dubai Cares is organizing the third and final edition of Volunteer Emirates 2015, on Saturday October 24, 2015 from 8:00 AM – 1:00 PM at Salma Al Ansaria Primary School For Girls in Dubai. We are looking for 100 volunteers to join us on the day and help us enrich the learning environment for its students.
Dubai Cares support to the school consists of the following:
To take part in this volunteering experience, please complete this Application Form before October 11, 2015 at 12 PM. Volunteers will be selected on a first come first served basis. Selected volunteers will be notified of their selection by Tuesday, October 12, 2015.
The supply of materials related to the activity as well as F&B will be provided by Dubai Cares.
If there is one thing children in developing countries do not lack, it is resourcefulness. These children have learned to do so much with so little. They can make a car from a plastic jug, a football from plastic bags, a kite from a plastic bag and a fan from string. Imagine how much they could learn if they have access to a quality education.