Access to quality basic education is the need and right of every child, yet there are millions of children around the world who have never been to a primary school. Dubai Cares, a UAE-based philanthropic organization launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, has been striving hard since its inception in 2007, to improve children’s access to quality primary education in developing countries.
In collaboration with major organizations such as The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Care International and the UNICEF, Dubai Cares implements integrated primary education programs in 35 countries and communities. Dubai Cares has been successfully organizing their annual event “Walk for education” the symbolic three kilometre walk that aims to highlight one of the challenges children face in acquiring quality education in developing countries where they have to walk an average of three kilometres every day in order to go to school.
Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, will hold its annual Walk for Education on Friday, February 17, 2017. The Walk calls upon residents and organizations in the UAE to walk 3 km (45 min walk duration) in solidarity with the millions of children in developing countries who walk long distances on a daily basis to go to school.
Title: Walk for Education 2017
Location: Dubai Creek Park, Next to Al Garhood Bridge (gate 2)
Date: Friday, February 17, 2017
Registration Time: 8:00 AM to 9:00 AM
Walk Start Time: 9:00 AM
Post-walk Activities: 10:00AM
Participation Fee: AED 30 per person (free for children under 5 years)
Activities for families and children as part of post-walk celebrations
The post-walk celebrations and the entertainment line-up will include activities such as face painting, games arcade, bouncing castle, photo booth and other performances.
The entry fee for Dubai Cares Walk for Education is AED 30. UAE Residents interested in participating can register online at http://dubaicares.ae/en/walkforeducation or on-site on the event day.
FREE for children under the age of five. For more information, please visit www.dubaicares.ae.