Dubai Cares education scheme gets $2.7m aid
Dubai, November 18, 2009
Dubai Cares, the UAE-based philanthropic institution, has received a donation of Dh10 million ($2.72 million) from Sunny Varkey, for its education programs for children in developing countries.
“We are extremely grateful to Sunny Varkey for supporting Dubai Cares and pledging Dh100 million over 10 years as part of his commitment to making a difference to the lives of children in developing countries,” said Tariq Al Gurg, CEO of Dubai Cares.
Citing the findings of a Unicef report, Sunny Varkey, chairman of the Varkey Group, GEMS Education and Welcare World Health Systems added, “Some 104 million children worldwide receive no education at all.”
“For almost 50 years we have provided quality education to Dubai and the surrounding region and it gives me immense pleasure to support Dubai Cares and their education programs.”
Since 2007, Dubai Cares continues to reach out to more than four million children in 21 countries through various development programs related to primary education.-TradeArabia News Service