Dubai charity lauds global efforts of UAE

Dubai Cares praised the leaders of the Emirates in promoting humanitarian work at home and abroad.

Dubai Cares has praised the UAE leadership for its efforts on Zayed Day for Humanitarian Work.

The charity, which is running a Ramadan campaign - End Poverty, Educate Now - to raise funds for children's education in developing countries, said the UAE had always been a strong supporter of humanitarian efforts both here and abroad.

Tariq Al Gurg, the chief executive of Dubai Cares, said Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, had launched Dubai Cares in September 2007 to provide children in developing countries with access to quality primary education, based on his belief in education as one of the most effective tools to break the cycle of poverty.

"Hence, on this historic day, I would like to renew our commitment and promise to put forth our best efforts to achieve the vision of Sheikh Mohammed and continue to contribute to the philanthropic efforts of the UAE both locally and globally," said Mr Al Gurg.

As part of its mandate, Dubai Cares works with local and international partners in developing countries with chronic deficiencies in primary education. It reaches more than eight million children in 31 countries.

Published: July 28, 2013 04:00 AM