Donations to ‘Dubai Cares’ exceed Dh 1.7 billion

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The ‘Dubai Cares’ campaign came to a close at midnight, Saturday, having raised Dh 1,738,345,000. Launched by Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the campaign raised the money during its 8-week run to help educate one million children in poor countries around the world. All donation channels including SMS, bank transfers, donation boxes across several Dubai malls, direct contributions and sale of memorabilia have been ended, according to WAM.

‘Dubai Cares’ is based on a long-term strategy of investing in community-based, education programs to build the human capacities of some of the poorest countries in the world. The donations will be used to build and renovate schools, train teachers, provide teaching materials, sport and recreation equipment, offer scholarships, organize school feeding programs and encourage physical education. The campaign will be recognized for bringing together individuals, communities, government departments and corporations in an amazing display of communal spirit within Dubai’s multicultural landscape.

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