15,000 people participated in the 9th edition of the Dubai Cares Walk for Education
18 February 2018| Last updated on 27 March 2018
Education, something a lot of people take for granted, is a luxury in most, if not all developing countries around the world. Education is not always available for children and those who do have access to education, walks on average 3 kilometres to reach their school.
This weekend, on Friday, February 16th, Dubai Cares took a stand for better education for children in developing countries and hosted their 9th edition of the annual Walk for Education. A magnificent 15,000 participants gathered at Dubai Creek Park in support of the cause and participate in the symbolic 3 kilometre walk.
The atmosphere at the event was electric with companies and schools filling Riyadh Street with their colourful Walk for Education t-shirts. Some groups had their own drummers to lead the way for their group with a rhythmic beat while cheerful chatter and singing accompanied the crowd.
Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, said: “We are extremely impressed with the exceptional support that members of the UAE community continue to demonstrate towards the noble cause we support. We extend our sincere thanks to our partners, sponsors, volunteers, supporters and the local authorities who have been continuously supporting Dubai Cares’ annual walk. The generous support we receive from all corners of the UAE will certainly help us extend the scope of our efforts to reach as many children and young people as possible in developing countries.”
Dubai Cares is an initiative of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. The charity organisation is a UAE-based global philanthropic organization that has successfully launched education programs reaching over 18 million beneficiaries in 53 developing countries.