Dubai Cares plans 'Walk for Education'
Dubai, November 14, 2010
Dubai Cares, the UAE-based philanthropic establishment, is organising the “Walk for Education 2010” on November 26.
The walk is organized to raise awareness among the participants and the community about the issues concerning children’s access to primary education globally.
The 3-km walk along Jumeirah Beach Road will be followed by a celebration at Jumeirah Beach Park.
The walk will highlight the importance of primary education in breaking the cycle of poverty and also emphasise Dubai Cares’ efforts in developing and implementing education programs.
Tariq Al Gurg, CEO of Dubai Cares said: “According to Unesco and WFP statistics, currently 72 million children globally do not attend school at all; 95 percent of them are in developing countries of which 57 percent are girls. These numbers are extremely disturbing especially when considering the UN Millennium Development Goal 2 of achieving universal primary education by 2015. The key to this tremendous shortfall is the lack of number of essential elements such as: funds for education; number of schools and accessibility to those available; water, sanitation and hygiene facilities; training teachers; infrastructure and teaching materials.
“The ‘Walk for Education’ will help raise awareness about these serious issues among the UAE community and encourage them to support us in achieving the vision of Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum of providing children in developing countries with access to primary education,” he said.
UAE residents can register for the walk onsite at Jumeirah Beach Park on the day of the event between 8am and 9am. – TradeArabia News Service