Dubai, United Arab Emirates
From Sallam mohamed
– 10, As part of its AED 10 million commitment towards Dubai Cares which was announced in 2017, Lulu Group International, the fastest growing UAE-based retail chain, handed over a donation cheque of AED 1 million in support of Dubai Cares’ global education programs. The cheque handover was made by Yusuff Ali M.A. Chairman & Managing Director of LuLu Group International to Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares on the sidelines of the inauguration of the new Lulu Hypermarket in Al Warqa, Dubai.
Yusuff Ali M.A. also updated Tariq Al Gurg on the progress of the Point of Sale (POS) fundraising initiative that is running across all of LuLu Group International’s Hypermarkets in the UAE during the holy month of Ramadan. The initiative which is in partnership with Dubai Cares, sees customers invited to donate AED 1 or more at checkout, towards Dubai Cares’ Water, Sanitation & Hygiene in Schools programs in developing countries. These essential programs aim to provide basic low-cost water and sanitation infrastructure that is essential for a healthy, hygienic and safe learning environment.
Welcoming this generous contribution by Lulu Group International, Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares said: “We are very grateful for Lulu Group International’s generosity, which reiterates the incredible spirit of charity and philanthropy that is embedded within the UAE’s business community. Today’s contribution highlights Lulu Hypermarkets’ deeply rooted belief in our cause and the work we do. We are also grateful for their efforts to engage their customers through impactful and engaging campaigns, thus enabling them to directly support our work. We rely on the invaluable support of organizations such as Lulu Group International and their customers as we continue to play an instrumental role in shaping the global education agenda.”
“We are proud to support Dubai Cares’ global education programs that address the various challenges related to access to quality education among children and young people in underprivileged communities around the world. Moreover, through our ongoing engagement with our customers, we are committed to supporting Dubai Cares in its effort to bring clean water and a safe water and sanitation infrastructure to schools in underprivileged communities,” said Yusuffali MA, Chairman, Lulu Group International.
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 53 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