If you are thinking of beginning the New Year with a philanthropic action, here’s a perfect opportunity to do your bit. You can volunteer for Dubai Cares to pack 50000 school kits!
Dubai Cares is inviting the UAE community to join them in packing 50,000 school kits for the children of Gaza as part of our “Rebuild Palestine. Start with Education” initiative. This volunteering initiative is scheduled to take place between the 8th and 11th of January 2015 from 10 am to 6 pm at Al Boom Tourist Village, located between Dubai Creek Park and Al Garhoud Bridge in Dubai.
This campaign follows the Dubai Cares AED 11 million (USD 3 million) program, which was launched in October 2014 to support access to education and mitigate the psycho-social effects of armed conflict on the student population in Gaza. The school kits aim to inspire hope among the children of Gaza with the start of the second half of the academic year as well as the New Year.
Volunteers will have the opportunity to assist in assembling school kits that will provide the conflict-affected children the basic educational supplies required for school. The contents of the kit, sourced by Dubai Cares in accordance with UNRWA guidelines, include a backpack, notebooks, sketch books, geometry kit, calculator, pencil case for stationery including pens, pencils, erasers, sharpeners, crayons, rulers etc. The school kits will be given to 50,000 children currently studying in UNRWA schools.
Registration is open to the general public and will take place at the venue.
For more information about this volunteering opportunity, please contact
Dubai Healthcare City, District 7,
Building 16, level 4, Dubai, UAE
P.O.Box 118080, Dubai, UAE
Phone: +971 4 450 4550
Or visit www.dubaicares.ae