VOLUNTEER EMIRATES an initiative by a Hilton Staff Volunteer
More than 100 volunteers yesterday joined Dubai Cares’ “Volunteer Emirates” to help enrich the learning environment for students at the His Highness Shaikh Rashid Al Maktoum Pakistani School in Dubai. Through this initiative, Dubai Cares installed 630 chairs and desks, 21 whiteboards, 15 bookshelves and 10 air-conditioners; painted over 50 classrooms; and provided educational toys for 135 students.
Dubai Cares has a series of local initiatives that offer UAE residents opportunities to give back to communities here at home and support its mission of improving access to quality primary education for children in developing countries. “Volunteer Emirates” is one of those initiatives which mobilizes volunteers to give their time to help renovate schools and classrooms.
“The spirit of philanthropy and volunteerism is very strong among UAE residents and the response we continue to receive proves it. UAE residents are always looking for opportunities to help communities here at home and we are always happy to work with them to make a difference for students in the UAE.”
Posted on Aug 6, 2012