dnata strengthens long-term support to Dubai Cares by embedding fundraising activities within internal corporate services

  • dnata has adopted 8 schools since 2014
  • Fundraising throughout the year via dnata internal employee activitie

Dubai, United Arab Emirates – 25 March 2019: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, announced today a key milestone in its longstanding relationship with dnata. Since 2014, dnata’s Dubai office has been a very proactive and committed donor by supporting the Adopt a School initiative and contributing to the adoption of a total of 8 schools in Malawi, Senegal, Nepal and Cambodia. Emboldened by the success of its annual contributions to Dubai Cares, dnata is taking the partnership to a new high by embedding its fundraising efforts within its internal corporate activities, enabling its staff and clients to demonstrate their continuous generosity and support throughout the year. Funds that are raised through internal office activities and collected via donation boxes placed within dnata’s premises, as well as via wire transfer, will be allocated to at least one or more schools as part of the Adopt a School program.

Commenting on the inspiring move by dnata, Abdulla Ahmed Al Shehhi, Chief Operating Officer at Dubai Cares, said: “dnata has been a very committed and generous donor to our Adopt a School initiative over the past 5 years, and we are extremely grateful for their continuous support and dedication. Given the magnitude of dnata’s operations, we have no doubt that this strategic shift will be fruitful and boost our initiatives with our partners even further. We always value the support from large successful corporations such as dnata, and we hope this sets an example that will inspire many more corporates.”

Dnata quote:

Part of the Emirates Group, dnata is one of the largest suppliers of combined air services in the world. With over 41,000 employees worldwide, dnata is present in 129 airports globally and offers aircraft ground handling, cargo, travel and flight catering services in 86 countries across six continents.

More Details on Dubai Cares’ “Adopt a School” initiative on Social Media Channels

Full details on the Adopt a School initiative can be found on Dubai Cares’ website and social media platforms. To stay informed about upcoming initiatives, please visit the ‘Get Involved’ page on www.dubaicares.ae or follow/like Dubai Cares on Facebook, Twitter, LinkedIn, and YouTube.

 

About Dubai Cares:

Since its inception, Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has been working towards providing children and young people in developing countries with access to quality education through the design and funding of programs that aim to be integrated, impactful, sustainable and scalable. As a result, the UAE-based global philanthropic organization has successfully launched education programs reaching over 18 million beneficiaries in 57 developing countries.

Dubai Cares is playing a key role in helping achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning by 2030, by supporting programs in early childhood development, access to quality primary and secondary education, technical and vocational education and training for youth as well as a particular focus on education in emergencies and protracted crises.

In the UAE, Dubai Cares engages residents through a series of volunteer, awareness and fundraising initiatives that are linked to its global mandate. These initiatives include the annual Walk for Education, Volunteer Emirates, Volunteer Globally and Ramadan Campaign.

To learn more, please visit www.dubaicares.ae

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