• 23 November 2013

Dubai Cares was joined by 100 volunteers to revamp the premises of Dubai Kindergarten Development Centre in Dubai. The volunteers worked together to complete over 10 murals across the school, enhancing the learning environment for the centre’s young children.

Volunteer Emirates is part of a series of local initiatives by Dubai Cares that offer UAE residents opportunities to give back to their communities at home and support the philanthropic organization's mission to provide children with access to quality primary education. The initiative encourages residents of the UAE to dedicate their time, effort and skills to improve learning environments around the country. 

Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares said: “As a philanthropic organization focused exclusively on primary education, we are always looking for ways to engage people’s interest in our activities and we are always pleasantly impressed by the strong response we receive from the local community. We designed Volunteer Emirates as a platform to channel this interest to meet local needs. For the third edition of Volunteer Emirates in 2013, residents of the UAE generously donated their time towards improving the learning environment at the Dubai Kindergarten Development Centre. They have enriched the educational experience of the children attending the school by adding color and creativity to their school experience.”

Dr.Sheikha Al Mulla, Principal of Dubai Kindergarten Development Centre in Dubai said: “ We, at the Dubai Kindergarten Development Centre in Dubai express our gratitude to Dubai Cares for its support of the education sector in the UAE, especially His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, who has prioritized human development. We would like to thank Dubai Cares for their assistance in decorating the Centre’s wall with different educational drawaings. Dubai Cares has played an active role in contributing to significant developments in several countries throughout the world.”

In April this year, more than 100 volunteers joined Dubai Cares in renovating Umm Al Qura Private School, a non-profit school in Umm Al Quwain. The volunteers lent a hand in landscaping and painting work, assembling and installing new playground and classroom toys, as well as providing new sports and music equipment. During the second edition of Volunteer Emirates 2013, which took place in May 2013 in Basateen Kindergarten in Dubai, 100 volunteers assisted in drawing murals in the school hallways, main hall-room as well as the Kindergarten playground. The volunteers also helped in assembling and installing new toys and equipment in the playground area, making the premises safer and more enjoyable for the children. 

UAE residents interested in being part of future Dubai Cares Volunteer Emirates can register online at www.dubaicares.ae

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