Dubai Cares distributes 50,000 school kits in Gaza following “Rebuild Palestine. Start with Education.” campaign
Dubai Cares has finalized the distribution of the 50,000 school kits assembled by the UAE community for the children of Gaza earlier this year as part of the “Rebuild Palestine. Start with Education” campaign.
In 2014, Dubai Cares launched the “Rebuild Palestine. Start with Education.” initiative, an AED 11 million (USD 3 million) program to support access to education and mitigate the psycho-social effects of armed conflict on the student population in Gaza. As part of this initiative, Dubai Cares also organized a community campaign in the UAE that aims to supply the children of Gaza with the school necessities required to continue their education, following the latest round of violence in Palestine. Dubai Cares appealed to UAE residents for assistance in putting together 50,000 school kits at a community event which took place on January 8 and 9, 2015 at Al Boom Tourist Village in Dubai with the participation of 3,593 volunteers. The school kits aim to inspire hope among the children of Gaza with the start of the second half of the academic year as well as the New Year.
Dubai Cares donated 576 sets of “My Arabic Library” (which represents a total of 100,800 books) to over 56,000 children in camp schools in the West Bank.“My Arabic Library” sets, produced and developed by Scholastic, combine Arabic-language classroom/school library book sets with customized teacher training on the use ofsupplementary reading materials.
Million Book Challenge in the Gaza Strip and Palestine
Dubai Cares distributed a total of 1,088 “My Arabic Library” sets, which represent a total of 187,213 books to 179 beneficiary schools for students in grades 1 to 6. “My Arabic Library” sets, produced and developed by Scholastic, combine Arabic-language classroom/school library book sets with customized teacher training on the use of supplementary reading materials.