Indian School Renovated and Revamped by ‘Dubai Cares’ Volunteers

Volunteer Emirates is part of a chains of local initiatives by Dubai Cares that offer UAE residents openings to give back to their community and show care for the philanthropic organisation’s mission.

Now second edition of Dubai Cares’ Volunteer Emirates 2014 got together individuals, and academia as well as corporate volunteers in an effort to complete the maintenance activities such as from painting murals to assembling school furniture, to help create an ideal learning environment for students.

Remarking on the significance of this edition of Volunteer Emirates, the CEO of Dubai Cares, Tariq Al Gurg, said, “Volunteer Emirates reflects our work in developing countries, which is, increasing access to quality primary education and creating the ideal learning environment for students. It is one of the key pillars through which we engage our local community here in the UAE. We are always impressed by the strong presence and support we receive from the public.”

As part of this edition of Volunteer Emirates, the participants refurbished and enhanced the school premises which included painting doors, repairing furniture, procuring and organising playground toys, assembling 30 computers and a projector, painting murals in the school hallways, equipping the library with educational books as well as landscaping the premises with plants donated by Dubai Desert Group.

Over and above this, the team also organized the Chemistry lab with scientific equipment and also painted murals in the multi-function room.

A. Najeeth, the chairman of Gulf Model School said, “The Gulf Model School building was constructed in 1982 and there has not been much maintenance, which has been undertaken since then. Today, we are extremely grateful to Dubai Cares for asking volunteers to come into our school to boost the facility plus donate useful tools including lab equipment, computers, and educational facilities for our library.”

The next edition of Volunteer Emirates 2014 is scheduled to take place during the last quarter of 2014. All the residents interested to participate in the third edition can register online

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