Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has successfully completed the first edition of its Volunteer Emirates 2017 initiative, which took place at Al Manama Private Charity School in Ajman in collaboration with
Commenting on the latest edition of Volunteer Emirates, and its alignment with the UAE’s ‘Year of Giving 2017’, Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares said: “There is no doubt that Volunteer Emirates is one of our most popular volunteering initiatives. However this edition was even more popular than usual, with more than 2,000 volunteers signing up in the first 24 hours following the announcement. The announcement of 2017 as the 'Year of Giving' has reinvigorated the community's commitment to community service and volunteering. Today, we witnessed the true sense of service and commitment that exists among members of our society who are helping children get the best possible start in life.”
“We are inspired by the UAE leadership’s vision for The Year of Giving to give our time and energy to improving the educational and recreational environment for children in the community.
The first edition of Volunteer Emirates 2017 saw 100 volunteers take part in various activities, which included distributing 550 student backpacks and stationary sets, drawing educational murals across the schools’ corridors and providing educational material and sports equipment. The volunteers also helped provide desks and chairs for teachers and replacing the existing furniture in the teachers’ lounges and principal’s office.
Ibrahim Al Charbiny, Principal of Al Manama Private Charity School in Ajman, said: “We are excited to see the reaction from students and teachers alike when they see the many positive improvements made to the school, made possible by Dubai Cares, its volunteers and the event sponsor
“We are truly grateful to