• 28 February 2018

Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, kicked off today its first edition of Volunteer Emirates 2018, in support of The National Charity School in Al Falaj, Sharjah. The initiative brought together 100 UAE-based volunteers who helped deliver a variety of essential educational equipment to the non-profit private school. The initiative benefitted a total of 1,100 students enrolled in the school.

The first edition of Volunteer Emirates 2018, which was held in support of the Year of Zayed 2018, has helped enrich the learning environment of the school by completly refurbishing the science lab, providing new students’ desks and chairs, teacher’s desks and chairs along with cupboards. Also, educational murals were drawn on the walls and the school’s outdoor to create beautiful and engaging surroundings. 

Speaking at the first edition of Volunteer Emirates in 2018, Abdulla Ahmed Alshehhi, Chief Operating Officer at Dubai Cares said: “It’s been immensely satisfying to see the UAE community come together once again to help us launch Volunteer Emirates in 2018. The appetite of the community for committing their time and energy to make a lasting difference will enable the National Charity School to deliver a higher quality of education to the young minds it nurtures. Starting here in Sharjah, I am confident that we will see Volunteer Emirates gain more strength throughout 2018.”

Dr. Faris Al Jabour, Principal of The National Charity School in Al Falaj, Sharjah said: “We are very grateful for Dubai Cares’ generous support to our school. The work that is being carried out by the volunteers today will certainly have a positive impact on the students and teachers alike.”  

The Dubai Cares Scavenger Hunt and the Walk for Education were among the first initiatives held in support of the Year of Zayed 2018 and Dubai Cares has several other initiatives in the pipeline. Full details on all Dubai Cares’ upcoming community engagement initiatives are announced on Dubai Cares’ social media platforms, and through emails to users subscribed to its database. To stay informed, please visit the ‘Get Involved’ page on www.dubaicares.ae or follow/like Dubai Cares on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

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