Thousands expected to participate in the 3-km walk and experience the difficulties endured on a daily basis by children in developing countries in their pursuit for education
Dubai Cares, the UAE-based philanthropic establishment launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, UAE Prime Minister, Vice-President and Ruler of Dubai, is organizing the “Walk for Education 2010”, a major community initiative to raise awareness about the issues impeding children’s access to primary education in developing countries. This Friday, November 26th, thousands of residents of the UAE are expected to participate with family, friends and colleagues in the 3-km walk along Jumeirah Beach Road in Dubai.
The “Walk for Education” will help raise awareness among the UAE community about the key deterrents to education in developing countries, and contribute towards achieving the vision of H.H. Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of providing children in these countries with access to primary education.
UAE residents can register for the ‘Walk for Education’ onsite at Jumeirah Beach Park between 8am and 9am. Organizations can also participate as a group by downloading and filling the pre-registration kit which is available through the Dubai Cares website (www.dubaicares.ae) and delivering it to the Dubai Cares offices. Participation fee for the ‘Walk for Education’ is AED 30 per person and is free for children below the age of five. Each participant will receive a Dubai Cares t-shirt and balloon.
The walk will be followed by a post-walk celebration at Jumeirah Beach Park during which entertainment activities will be available for families.
The walk is sponsored by The Kanoo Group and PepsiCo, with the support of the organizing partners Dubai Municipality, Dubai Police and Roads and Transport Authority, and the in-kind donors who have all pledged their support to ensure the success of the event and creating a memorable experience for all.