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UAE kids kitted out for school thanks to Dubai Cares

10,000 orphans and children from low income families to benefit from ENOC-sponsored initiative

UAE kids kitted out for school thanks to Dubai Cares

Ten thousand orphans and children from low income families will boast brand new school kits for the new academic year thanks to the latest initiative from Dubai Cares.

The organisation’s ‘Back to School’ edition of Volunteer Emirates 2019, which was sponsored by Emirates National Oil Company (ENOC), brought together more than 300 volunteers from the UAE to pack the kits.

They will be distributed to kids aged 5 to 17 in partnership with the Faraj Fund, the Manar Al Iman Charity School, the National Charity School in Dubai and the Saqir Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi Charity and Humanitarian Foundation.

Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, chief executive officer at Dubai Cares, said: “As we continue to deliver vital programs that ensure access to quality education among children and youth in developing countries, it is important to look closer to home and support children who are not fortunate enough to go to school, and whose families and caregivers are unable or are barely able to afford school supplies.”

The assembled kits include a school back pack with stationary such as notebooks and sketchbooks, a plastic ruler and a pencil case with color pencils, pencils, sharpeners, erasers, white board pens, ball pens and a glue stick.

His Excellency Saif Humaid Al Falasi, Group CEO, ENOC, added: “We believe that our future generations need to be equipped with the necessary tools and resources, and receive the support they need to be able to strive, grow and hone their skills, even at a young age.”

The initiative echoes the success of the recent global “Back to School” edition of the widely popular program, which was held last May and involved 2,000 volunteers over four days in the assembly of 50,000 school kits intended for children in Senegal and Tanzania.