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‘Dubai Cares’ secures first donation at launch

United Arab Emirates: Wednesday, September 19 - 2007 @ 15:41

Major General Musabeh Rashid Musabeh Al Fattan, Director of Diwan of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, and his family today announced a donation of AED 10 million per year to ‘Dubai Cares’, following the launch of the campaign by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Launched at the Madinat Arena in Madinat Jumeirah, ‘Dubai Cares’ is a charity drive during the Holy Month of Ramadan to raise funds for primary education for needy children in poor countries around the world, effectively laying the basis for sustained economic growth, sound governance and effective institutions.

The donation will help lay the foundations in poor countries for students – and their communities – to escape the reins of poverty. Dubai Cares’ sets out to build new school facilities; renovate/rehabilitate existing abandoned and/or damaged school premises; distribute school supply materials; award student scholarships; coordinate a feeding programme at schools; an annual medical check-up for students and teachers; and provide training and workshops to benefit teachers.

With every school – including student fees, teachers and equipment – valued at AED 1.4 million, Maj. Gen. Al Fattan and his family are helping ‘Dubai Cares’ build 7 schools throughout the world every year. Villages, towns and remote areas struggling to provide children basic education, will soon have the resources to give children the means and opportunity to be positive contributors to their societies.

‘Dubai Cares’ joins a list of international initiatives launched in Dubai that express Dubai’s will to play an effective role contributing to achieving the world’s mission to secure a better tomorrow for future generations – a huge responsibility given Dubai has chosen to assume yet another initiative with the welfare of the person as its focal point.

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