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Exceptional teacher to win $1m prize at Dubai forum

The first ever winner of the $1 million Varkey Foundation Global Teacher Prize is set to be revealed at an award ceremony to take place in Dubai, UAE. It will be a part of the Global Education and Skills Forum (GESF) 2015 on March

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200 Mideast students to compete for $1m Hult Prize

More than 200 students from 51 teams from across the Middle East will compete this weekend for the opportunity to attend the Hult Prize Accelerator, an innovative incubator for social enterprise. The Hult Prize Foundation’s

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Gates foundation sees big gains against disease, poverty

Worldwide child deaths will be halved over the next 15 years, polio, guinea worm and river blindness will be eradicated, and there will be a single-dose cure for malaria, said a letter released today by the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.

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Dubai Holding gives $1.3m for obesity research

Dubai Holding, a leading investment holding company, is set to fund Dh5 million ($1.3 million) towards Al Jalila Foundation’s obesity research in the UAE.   The foundation’s Obesity Research Fund aims

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DB foundation showcases Emirati objects at Dubai expo

Deutsche Bank's Middle East Foundation has launched the ‘Objects of the Emirates’ exhibition, in collaboration with urban lifestyle guide Brownbook, in Dubai.   The exhibition, taking place for tw

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Alwaleed Foundation lights up 3 Saudi villages

Saudi Arabia-based Alwaleed Bin Talal Foundation has donated electric generators for three villages in the Asir region. As part of the ‘Lighting up Lives’ project, the foundation provided generators to 50 houses in the

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UAE foundation to set up R&D facility in Manipal

The Faizal and Shabana Foundation, a part of UAE-based KEF Holdings, has signed a deal with Manipal University to invest Dh3 million ($816,662) towards a research and development facility. The facility will focus on precast concre

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Al Maktoum foundation launches Arabic promotion drive

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) has launched the ‘Bel Arabi’ initiative, seeking to promote the use of the Arabic language on social media and related online resources. The initiative specifically aims

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Al Maktoum launches Arabic promotion drive

Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF) has launched the ‘Bel Arabi’ initiative, seeking to promote the use of the Arabic language on social media and related online resources. The initiative specifically aims

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Conference to discuss employment creation

The Arab Thought Foundation is set to launch a conference in Dubai focusing on employment creation next month. The 12th edition of the FIKR conference, under the theme ‘Job Creation: 80 Million Jobs by 2020 in the Arab World

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