Dubai Cares

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Dubai Cares
دبي العطاء
Dubai Cares' logo.jpg
PurposeBreaking the cycle of poverty through education
Reem Al Hashimi
Dr. Tariq Al Gurg

Dubai Cares is a UAE-based global philanthropic organization.[1] It was founded on September 19, 2007 by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.[2]


Dubai Cares is a member of the United Nations Department of Global Communications (UN DGC)[3] and a registered non-government organization under IACAD.[4][5][6]

The organization advocates for children's rights.[7] Fundraising initiatives include[8] the Walk for Education,[9][10] Volunteer Emirates,[11][12] Volunteer Globally[13][14] and the Ramadan campaign.[15][16]

The organization has worked in the following countries:[17][18][19][20] Afghanistan, Angola, Antigua and Barbuda, Bangladesh, Bosnia & Herzegovina, Cambodia, Chad, Comoros Islands, Colombia, Djibouti, Ecuador, Egypt, Ethiopia, Gambia, Ghana, Guatemala, Haiti, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Iraq, Ivory Coast, Jordan, Kenya, Kiribati, Laos, Lebanon, Lesotho, Liberia, Madagascar, Malawi, Mali, Mauritania, Mexico, Mozambique, Nepal, Nicaragua, Niger, Pakistan, Palestine, Paraguay,[21] Peru, Philippines, Rwanda, Senegal, Sierra Leone, South Africa, South Sudan, Sri Lanka, St. Vincent & Grenadines, Sudan, Tajikistan, Tanzania, Togo, Uganda, Vanuatu, Vietnam, Yemen, Zambia and Zimbabwe.

Key educational programs[edit]

Key educational programs
Program Partner Goal Description
Scaling of Teaching at the Right Level (TaRL)– Africa[22] Pratham and Co-Impact[23] Quality of education and learning Evaluates children and groups them according to learning level rather than age or grade.[24]
Skilling for Sustainable Tourism in Ecuador[25] VVOB (Flemish Association for Development Cooperation and Technical Assistance) Youth and skills Technical, Vocational Education and Training (TVET). Aims to provide students from tourism-related courses in upper secondary with the skills needed to gain decent employment in Ecuador's travel and tourism industry. Also aims to improve teachers’ technical and pedagogical competences.
Introducing New Vocational Educational Skills Training (INVEST) Program in Tajikistan[26] Mercy Corps Youth and skills Tackles youth unemployment and aims to improve access to economic opportunities for vulnerable youth by equipping them with life and work readiness skills.
Real Assets and Improved Skills and Education for Adolescent Girls (RAISE) in Philippines[27] Plan International Girls' education Supports children and adolescents who have dropped out or are at risk of dropping out from school, especially girls, with opportunities to complete primary school and transition to secondary school.
Innovating on a Solution for Education Systems Change in Rwanda Educate! Secondary education Implements Dubai Cares' model of practical and skills-based education.[28] Work on the capacity building of teachers to implement government initiated curriculum reforms. Advise the government on the roll-out of the new competency-based curriculum for entrepreneurship studies.
Transforming Students Learning and Teachers’ Professional Development through ICT in Kenya and Uganda[29] Aga Khan Foundation Education technology Uses information communication technology to transform the learning experience of students in the classroom.
Inclusive Education in Northern Uganda[30] Leonard Cheshire Disability Inclusive education Ensures the enrollment of 500 children with disabilities in mainstream schools in the Amolatar district and supports them with interventions to improve their learning.[31]


  1. ^ "Dubai Cares to pilot major $4m programme for children in need". Arabian Business. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  2. ^ "What is Dubai Cares?". The National. 20 November 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  3. ^ "Department of Global Communications Approves 5 Civil Society Organizations for Association | Meetings Coverage and Press Releases". Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  4. ^ p-themes. "Dubai Cares". The Giving Movement. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  5. ^ Dubai (c)2020, All rights are reserved for Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in. "بوابة الخدمات الذكية - Smart Services Portal". Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  6. ^ "Humanity Inspired | About Dana Holdings". Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  7. ^ "Dulsco, Dubai Cares 'adopt a school' in Nepal". Khaleej Times. 28 June 2016. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  8. ^ "Dubai Cares interview". Time Out. 1 July 2013. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  9. ^ uaenews247 (2020-03-30). "Dubai Cares joins UNESCO's Global Education Coalition…." UAE News 24/7. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  10. ^ "15,000 march to show Dubai cares". Khaleej Times. 16 February 2018. Retrieved 28 August 2018.
  11. ^ "wasl Asset Management Group Sponsors Dubai Cares' "Volunteer Emirates" Initiative | wasl Asset Management Group". Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  12. ^ "Dubai Cares gives beautiful facelift to Sharjah school". Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  13. ^ Staff Reporter. "Dubai Cares' volunteers bring hope to children in remote village in Senegal". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  14. ^ "Dubai Cares adds Malawi to volunteering initiatives". Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  15. ^ "Dubai Cares highlights its Ramadan campaign ahead of Zayed Humanitarian Day". The National. Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  16. ^ "Dubai Cares wraps up its Ramadan initiative". Retrieved 2020-09-06.
  17. ^ "Exhibitors List 2020". DIHAD. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  18. ^ "CEO of Dubai Cares, Dr Tariq Al Gurg, joins Alberto Lidji to discuss the global education agenda, the RewirED global summit on education in Dubai 2021 and much more - The Do One Better! Podcast – Philanthropy, Sustainability and Social Entrepreneurship". Poddtoppen (in Swedish). Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  19. ^ "Dubai Cares Walk for Education". Brains Global. 2020-03-10. Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  20. ^ "UAE residents walk million steps to support less fortunate children". Retrieved 2020-08-31.
  21. ^ "Dubai Cares introduces cutting-edge E-platform to provide learning and development opportunities for teachers in Paraguay". Retrieved 2020-11-03.
  22. ^ "Dubai Cares | Pratham USA". Retrieved 2020-09-20.
  23. ^ "Partners". Co-Impact. Retrieved 2020-09-20.
  24. ^ "How collaborative philanthropy efforts are starting to learn from one another". Devex. 2019-01-24. Retrieved 2020-09-20.
  25. ^ "Dubai Cares helps youth in Ecuador". Retrieved 2020-09-20.
  26. ^ Staff Reporter. "Dubai Cares broadens its global footprint in 2019". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  27. ^ "SDS Corp". Retrieved 2020-09-20.
  28. ^ Staff Reporter. "Dubai Cares' programs in Rwanda to improve youth's education". Khaleej Times. Retrieved 2020-09-08.
  29. ^ "Bridging the digital divide in education | Aga Khan Development Network". Retrieved 2020-09-15.
  30. ^ "News - Dubai Cares launches new education programs in Uganda". Retrieved 2020-09-20.
  31. ^ "Limited support for disabled children in northern Uganda leaves many without education". The National. Retrieved 2020-09-20.

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