Following the success of Dubai Cares' 2014 Creative Challenge that encouraged students to re-imagine #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.
For more information, please refer to the Award Manuals (The Young Philanthropists Award and The Philanthropic School Award) as well as the Registration Form.