With kits, Dubai Cares gets 50k refugee kids ready for school

 

With kits, Dubai Cares gets 50k refugee kids ready for school
3,000 volunteers from all over the country came together to assemble the kits during the holy month of Ramadan.

Dubai - It launched the 'Back to School' edition of its 'Volunteer Emirates' initiative in June to support children driven from their homes in Syria into neighbouring Jordan due to the conflict.

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Published: Mon 11 Sep 2017, 9:46 PM

Last updated: Mon 11 Sep 2017, 11:49 PM

To give them a very special start to the new school year, Dubai Cares has distributed 50,000 school packs to children affected by the Syrian crisis in Jordan.
In collaboration with Save the Children and as part of its 'Back to School' initiative, Dubai Cares handed out the school kits across five provinces of Jordan: Ajloun, Irbid, Karak, Ma'an and Tafilleh.
It launched the 'Back to School' edition of its 'Volunteer Emirates' initiative in June to support children driven from their homes in Syria into neighbouring Jordan due to the conflict. In alignment with the 'Year of Giving' Spirit, Dubai Cares initiative has received overwhelming support from the UAE community as 3,000 volunteers from all over the country came together to assemble the kits during the holy month of Ramadan. 
Tariq Al Gurg, chief executive officer at Dubai Cares, said: "Equipping these school children with the necessary tools that would help provide a fresh start to the new academic year is in alignment with Dubai Cares' commitment to help children affected by conflict and protracted crises to go back to school with minimum disruption. Dubai Cares' initiative also recognises Union Coop's immensely generous sponsorship for this initiative, supported by a group of UAE-based passionate volunteers."
Rania Malik, Save the Children CEO, said: "On Behalf of Save the Children Jordan, I would like to extend our heartfelt appreciation to Dubai Cares for their generous support and their dedicated team and volunteers who assembled 50,000 backpacks and school kits which will be distributed among underprivileged students from all nationalities in host communities in Karak, Ajloun, Irbid, Ma'an and Tafilleh.
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