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16 September 2016

Memorable Moments from Cote d’Ivoire

My home country Tunisia used to bear the name of an entire continent. It used to be named Ifriqiya and I occasionally wonder…

Author: Sinda Ouertani, Program Officer
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7 September 2016

Celebrating Fifty Years of Literacy Progress

It might come as a shock to many of us that the United Nations Educational, Cultural and Scientific Organization, which most…

Author: Tariq Al Gurg, CEO of Dubai Cares
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5 September 2016

Children Are Too Often the Forgotten Victims of War

As a child, I thought that every other child in the world was born to be loved, protected and nurtured by family. The first…

Author: Sreeja Menon, Human Resources Manager at Dubai Cares
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19 August 2016

Shining a spotlight on frontline aid workers during World…

It is widely recognized by experts around the world that the climate of our planet is changing. And it is changing quickly,…

Author: Dr. Tariq Al Gurg
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23 June 2016

We have to live up to the Founding Father’s legacy

I remember that day very clearly – November 2, 2004 and the 19th day of Ramadan. I had just returned to the UAE after…

Author: Saeed Al Ismaily, Senior Program Officer
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22 June 2016

We Have to Live Up to Sheikh Zayed's Legacy

I remember that day very clearly – November 2, 2004 and the 19th day of Ramadan. I had just returned to the UAE after…

Author: Saeed Al Ismaily, Senior Program Officer at Dubai Cares
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5 April 2016

Aid versus Empowerment: A Fine Line That Can Make or Break Your…

When I speak to people about my work in philanthropy, I always start by describing the fine line between 'doing good' and…

Author: Bahaa Hamade
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25 April 2015

"I do not recall ever feeling as happy as I felt it in Nepal"

On 10 November 2014, our large bus stopped in front of the village of Barkamuda, Nepal, where a large crowd of people waited…

Author: Mada Al Suwaidi, Program Manager
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14 August 2014

“Feel Good” Volunteering versus “Impact Generating” Volunteering

It is a scientifically proven fact that “volunteering offers more real happiness than any other venture in life”.

Author: Yasemin Saib
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