Dubai Cares seeks to help girls in developing nations

August 2nd, 2011 - 1:16 am ICT by IANS  

Dubai, Aug 1 (IANS/WAM) The Dubai Cares, a UAE-based philanthropic establishment, has launched a social campaign to underline the importance of educating girls in developing countries.

Dubai Cares has started “Girls’ Education Campaign 2011″ to raise funds to support its programmes that empower girls in developing countries by addressing gender imbalances in primary education in their communities.

“Our Ramadan campaign aims to raise awareness of the plight of girls in developing countries and to mobilise the UAE community to help change their lives by donating towards Dubai Cares programs that focus on girls’ education,” said Tariq Al Gurg, chief executive officer of Dubai Cares.

In 2010, Dubai Cares launched its “School Feeding Campaign” which raised funds that are currently supporting school feeding programmes for under nourished primary school children in the Gaza Strip and Bangladesh, benefiting 80,000 and 88,000 children.

Dubai Cares was launched in September 2007 by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, vice president and prime minister of the UAE and ruler of Dubai, to improve children’s access to primary education in developing countries.

The campaign will run throughout Ramadan.

–IANS/WAM
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