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Tecom, Dubai Cares to build school in Gaza
Dubai, July 27, 2013
Tecom Investments, a wholly owned subsidiary of Dubai Holding, has partnered with Dubai Cares, a philanthropic organisation working to improve access to quality primary education for children in developing countries, to build a school in Gaza.
The ‘Adopt a School’ initiative was launched by Dubai Cares to address the challenges faced by children of marginalised communities in Western Nepal and Gaza in accessing quality education.
Malek Al Malek, CEO of Tecom Business Parks, signed a memorandum of understanding with Tariq Al Gurg, chief executive officer of Dubai Cares, to support the initiative, which will give under-privileged children in Gaza access to a quality education.
Tecom will fund the construction of and play an active role in the development of a school in Gaza to improve primary education for children aged three to six.
“As a keen advocate of Dubai’s strategy and vision to support disadvantaged communities; we are very pleased to be working with Dubai Cares on such a noble cause of extending a valuable contribution through education to young people in Gaza. Through the Adopt a School initiative, we hope to make a positive impact on society and further strengthen our corporate responsibility imprint,” said Al Malek.
Dubai Cares’ efforts in Gaza reflect the theme of its 2013 Ramadan campaign “End Poverty. Educate Now”, which runs throughout Ramadan to spread awareness about the importance of education as one of the most effective tools to break the cycle of poverty. The campaign also aims to raise funds for improving children’s access to education in developing countries. - TradeArabia News Service
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