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Charity in Dubai carries out Dh97m worth of projects to eradicate illiteracy

Staff Reporter/Dubai
Filed on September 12, 2020 | Last updated on September 12, 2020 at 01.29 am


'The society paid tuition fees and secured all the educational requirements of indigent students'

The Dubai-based Dar Al Ber Society has carried out 3,684 educational projects, worth more than Dh97 million, around the globe in 17 years.

Implemented from 2004 to 2020, these projects are part of the society's relentless effort to fight illiteracy worldwide, said Abdulqader Al Rais, director-general of Dar Al Ber.

"The society paid tuition fees and secured all the educational requirements of indigent students under these projects. Dar Al Ber spares no effort to help and support the needy students irrespective of their religion, language, colour and ethnic backgrounds."

Al Rais said the society covers a slew of educational projects across many countries in Asia, Africa, Europe, and Latin America.

"The projects, funded by the contributions of the UAE philanthropists, includes the construction of schools, colleges, classrooms, and Islamic centres.

"Apart from tuition fees, school uniforms, bags, and desks have also been secured in collaboration with strategic partners all over the world."

New fund-raiser

A few days ago, the society launched a nationwide fund-raising campaign to collect and contribute up to Dh600,000 to the students of low-income families who have been struggling amid the pandemic.

Half of this amount is to cover the tuition fees of eligible students, according to Mohamed Suhail Al Muhairi, executive director of Dar Al Ber.

"The other half is to be used in buying tablet devices for eligible students so they can carry on their studies remotely," Al Muhairi said.

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