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.
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.
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).
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 will include two categories - The Young Philanthropists Award and The Philanthropic School Award. Upon registration, each school has the choice to select one or both award categories it wishes to compete for. The Young Philanthropists Award recognizes the group of students with the most creative fundraising projects, while the Philanthropic School Award rewards the school that raises the highest amount of funds.
The school initiative will kick off in mid-September 2015 and is expected to run until early December 2015. Schools have until mid-December to make the final submission, and the winners will be announced at a recognition ceremony in January, 2016.
The third Dubai Cares "Adopt a School" initiative aims to provide children in developing countries access to quality primary education. Last year, a total of 15 schools were adopted in Palestine, Nepal, Senegal and Malawi by corporations and individuals who believe in the power of education to transform lives.
The Adopt a School package for 2015 comprises of school infrastructure, book supplies, latrines and teacher training. As part of adopting a school, the donor (up to 15 people) may travel on a volunteering trip for one week to support the community with the construction of the adopted school, with the exception of Palestine.
The three options offered are:
Adopt a School in Nepal, benefiting 150 students at AED 142,000
Adopt a School in Senegal, benefiting 150 students at AED 142,000
Adopt a School in Palestine, benefiting 100 students at AED 162,000
A limited number of schools are available to adopt per country. Therefore, kindly provide us with your confirmation at your earliest convenience to ensure that a school is reserved for you.
For more information, please contact Amal Al Redha at:
T: +9714 4 450 4531
Thank you for your continuous support!
Walk the distance. Make a difference.