In the first year of a three-year partnership, Dubai Airports and Dubai Cares has raised US $408,363 in support of Dubai Cares’ education in Emergencies programmes which offer support to children affected by conflict and natural disasters in countries like Lebanon, Iraq and Nepal.
Dubai Airports CEO Paul Griffiths noted that the organisations have surpassed their original targets. “Last year, we vowed to double our annual contribution from AED 640,000 ($174,235) to AED 1.3 million ($353,194) and are thrilled to have surpassed that goal,” he said.
Dubai Cares chief executive officer H.E. Tariq Al Gurg said: “We are honoured to have partnered with Dubai Airports and are happy to witness such tremendous success in the first year. The generous contribution by travellers through the airport and visitors to Dubai Airports’ website will certainly help us expand the scope of our efforts to reach children and young people in developing countries, especially those affected by conflict, epidemics and natural disasters.”
Dubai Airports has been supporting Dubai Cares since 2010. Last year, the two organisations signed a three-year agreement which provides Dubai Cares with the exclusive ability to collect funds in the public areas of both Dubai International (DXB) and Dubai World Central (DWC), a statement said.