Join Dubai Cares' Walk for Education

Help kids and have fun getting fit at the same time!
ByLauren SteadmanMonday , 26 January 2015
Join Dubai Cares' Walk for Education
You could help schoolkids get a better start in life!

A good walk can help you stay fit and help clear your mind – and on Friday, 6 February it could even help to provide education to children in need.

Dubai Cares is a philanthropic organisation working to improve children’s access to high-quality primary education in developing countries. Launched in September 2007 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Dubai Cares expresses the country’s commitment to achieving UN-set goals to provide universal primary education and promote gender equality.

The Dubai Cares annual Walk for Education is a fun way to raise cash and awareness for the organisation while getting out in the great outdoors and meeting new people. Pretty much anyone can take part.

Dubai Cares is also seeking volunteers to help organise the event. If accepted, they’ll be required to commit five hours of their time on the day of the event from 7am to 12noon, as well as attend a one-hour briefing session on the previous day, outlining their roles and responsibilities.

Not all applications can be accommodated as only 300 volunteers are needed on the day. They’ll be dealt with on a first come, first served basis and the deadline is tomorrow at 9pm, so get cracking!

If you’d like to find out more, email your full name, age, mobile number and a copy of your Emirates ID to volunteer@dubaicares.ae. To volunteer, you must be at least 16 years old. INFO: Registration starts at 8am, walk begins at 9am, Fri 6 Feb, Dhs30 per person, free entry for children aged under five, Dubai Creek Park, Gate 2, next to Al Garhoud Bridge, www.dubaicares.ae

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