Dubai Cares, a global philanthropic organization that aims to provide children in developing countries with access to quality primary education through the design and funding of integrated programs that are impactful, sustainable and scalable, today celebrates the International Women's Day (March 8, 2015), underscoring girls' education as a key factor in progress and development among individuals, families, communities and nations.
On this occasion, Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares stated how ensuring women and girl's education is everyone's responsibility: "It is an unfortunate fact that in many of the countries we work in, girls' access to education is extremely limited when compared to boys. Whilst we are constantly showcasing how education can change girls' lives and give them bigger control of their futures, we also educate communities and boys about the importance of education for all, thus making them strong advocates for women's education in the long run. International Women's Day reinforces the need for the community as a whole to be accountable for girls' education, guaranteeing that girls everywhere grow up with the same opportunities that boys have."
Dubai Cares works in developing countries around the globe to increase children's access to quality primary education. It implements integrated programs that eliminate the underlying obstacles that prevent children from going to school and learning. Gender equality is a cross cutting theme in all Dubai Cares education programs with an approach that aims to secure equal access for boys and girls to safe learning environments with adequate facilities, materials and academic support from qualified teachers and engaged communities. Dubai Cares is currently reaching more than 13 million beneficiaries in 38 developing countries.