Schools in Palestine, Nepal, Senegal get help

Schools in Palestine, Nepal, Senegal get help

Donations will go a long way in education of primary school pupils

Published: 17:46 July 23, 2015 Gulf News
Staff Report


Dubai: Four primary schools in Palestine, Nepal, and Senegal now have the assurance that they can continue to operate for the next three years because they have been adopted by generous donors that partnered with Dubai Cares.

The Council of the Chaplaincy of Dubai and Sharjah with the Northern Emirates and Lulu Group inked a deal with philanthropic organisation, Dubai Cares, to meet the expenses of primary schools under Dubai Cares’ programmes in Palestine, Nepal, and Senegal.

The council donated Dh446,000 as part of the partnership with Dubai Cares called “We can teach each other” that will be effective for three years.

Tareq Al Gurg, Dubai Cares CEO, thanked the chaplaincy for the support they extended, adding “the donation illustrates how we can all band together to focus on achieving a worthy goal like universal education”.

Besides the financial contribution, the chaplaincy will also be exploring opportunities for congregation members to volunteer to help build the adopted schools, with the aim of instilling the spirit of service among them.

Mathew Joseph, the Chaplaincy Council’s Lay Chairman, lauded Dubai Cares for its ongoing efforts towards empowering children in communities in need around the globe.

“By making education accessible to children isolated and handicapped by conflict, natural disasters or poverty, Dubai Cares is providing an entire generation the skills to build a better future.”

The Christian Protestant community has been a growing pillar of the expat population in the UAE since 1969, the year that marked the establishment of the Holy Trinity Church in Oud Metha. It is one of the oldest churches in Dubai.

Lulu Group donated Dh150,000 to support the education of more than 100 primary schoolchildren in Gaza. The project will run for one year, and is among the many programmes Lulu Group has supported

“Dubai Cares is one of the key organisations that are creating positive change in the lives of underprivileged children and communities around the world today and we have been an active supporter of their philanthropic efforts,” said Salim MA, director of LuLu Group.