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‘Dubai Cares’ closing ceremony to cap campaign’s successful 8-week run

United Arab Emirates: Saturday, November 24 - 2007 @ 16:15

Held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the closing ceremony will take place at the Jawhara Ballroom in Madinat Jumeirah, 25 November at noon, and will feature an address by His Highness.

The ceremony will bring together campaign organizers and volunteers, students, business people and members of various cultural and religious communities, in celebration of the milestones ‘Dubai Cares’ achieved since its launch on 19 September, 2007, The Campaign has exhibited an amazing display of communal spirit throughout Dubai’s multicultural landscape.

Based on a long-term strategy of investing in community-based, education programmes, ‘Dubai Cares’ will use the donations to build and renovate schools, train teachers, promote gender equality in education, provide teaching materials, , offer scholarships, organize school feeding programmes and establish annual medical check- ups for students in some of the poorest countries in the world.

His Highness will be joined at the ceremony by his sons and daughters who acted as ‘ambassadors’ of the campaign, working tirelessly to garner support beyond domestic borders. They toured several impoverished countries to gain first-hand information and met with government officials and students to personally review their requirements. The Comoros Islands, Yemen, Djibouti, Bosnia-Herzegovina, Chad and Sudan were some of the countries that the Dubai Cares flag traveled to.

The Dubai Cares campaign was launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed to channel Dubai’s philanthropic efforts towards education in poor countries around the world. The campaign is Dubai’s contribution to a global drive to help countries achieve their U.N. Millennium Development Goals of providing primary education to every child by 2015. It is founded on the belief that education is the best long-term solution to poverty and an effective engine for national development.

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