AUD donates $540,000 to Dubai Cares
Dubai , September 26, 2007
The American University in Dubai (AUD) has donated Dh2 million ($540,000) to Dubai Cares campaign through funds raised by faculty, staff and students.
This was announced by executive vice-president at AUD Elias Bou Saab during an event attended by Sheikh Ahmed bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum.
'Dubai Cares', which was launched under the directives of the UAE Vice-President, Prime Minister, and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will run through the holy month of Ramadan.
The initiative, which aims at educating more than a million children worldwide by raising donations across Dubai, will support children's primary education in the Middle East, Asia, and Africa, said an official spokesman.
This humanitarian campaign is determined to bring together the communities within Dubai. 'Dubai Cares' will raise funds, over a six-week period that will benefit countries that lack educational resources and suffer growth barriers.
'As an academic institution, AUD realises the significance and power of education and recognizes the importance of participating in humanitarian deeds. This great initiative will help reach out to children who are denied the right to education, and we are proud to be able to participate in this noble cause,' said Bou Saab.- Trade Arabia News Service