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Dubai Holding inks education deal for children in need

Conglomerate partners with Dubai Cares to improve access to education for children in Senegal, Nepal

Dubai Holding inks education deal for children in need
Ahmad Bin Byat, vice chairman and managing director of Dubai Holding.

Dubai Holding, the global investment holding company, has formalised a long-term strategic partnership with Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, to improve children’s access to quality education in underprivileged communities around the world.

Through this partnership, Dubai Holding said it will adopt specific educational programmes designed to help children go to school in economically challenged and underserved communities in Senegal and Nepal.

This significant educational investment is designed to benefit the whole community, with involvement from parents and adults as well, the company said in a statement. 

As part of the partnership, Dubai Holding will also be supporting the Volunteer Emirates initiative by offering local and international volunteering opportunities to employees in schools supported by Dubai Cares.

Employing over 22,000 people across the world, Dubai Holding’s business operations support a range of sectors vital to Dubai’s economic diversification. These include tourism, hospitality, real estate, media, ICT, education, design and trade.

Ahmad Bin Byat, vice chairman and managing director of Dubai Holding, said: “We are very proud to be supporting the humanitarian efforts of our leadership that transcend borders. Aligned with the vision of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, we believe that education is one of the most effective tools to break the cycle of poverty. With this initiative, we hope to empower communities to end poverty through the elimination of ignorance.”

Bin Byat added: “This is our first long-term international commitment impacting not just individuals but also their families and communities. Our mission is to increase access to quality education through impactful and sustainable opportunities.”

Tariq Al Gurg, CEO, Dubai Cares, added: “It is our pleasure to join hands with Dubai Holding to ensure that the basic human right to education is ensured in underprivileged communities around the world.”

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