UAE water company ‘adopts’ Gaza school

A UAE mineral water company has adopted a pre-school in Gaza.

Masafi has signed a three-year contract with the school as part of the charity Dubai Cares’ Adopt A School programme.

Throughout the three years, Masafi and Dubai Cares will spend Dh160,000 on improving the school’s facilities and training teachers.

The school will provide tuition in language development, Arabic reading, cognitive, emotional and motor skills. It has already enrolled 100 pupils.

“Masafi is very proud to be entering into this initiative with Dubai Cares to help support their ongoing commitment to delivering quality primary education in developing countries,” said Reginald Randall, chief executive of Masafi.

“We are delighted to have adopted a pre-school in Gaza as part of the Adopt A School initiative and are looking forward to seeing the impact this pre-school will have on the lives of enrolled boys and girls over the years ahead,” said Mr Randall. “This is the latest in a series of partnerships we have entered into with Dubai Cares as part of Masafi’s ongoing commitment to supporting valuable community initiatives at a regional level that can have a long-term and sustainable positive impact.”

The sentiment was echoed by Dubai Cares.

“We have launched our Adopt A School initiative to fulfil the philanthropic needs of organisations and individuals looking to strengthen underdeveloped communities while creating long lasting legacies for themselves,” said Tariq Al Gurg, chief executive of Dubai Cares.

“Child education is a vital component of every person’s life and we are happy to see leading organisations in the UAE such as Masafi actively involved in such a global social cause. This very support enables us to provide more children in developing countries with access to quality primary education.”

The initiative follows Masafi’s charity auction during Ramadan, where a plain bottle of mineral water fetched Dh32,507.

Masafi said the “name and location of the school cannot be disclosed at this time”.

(Source / 12.08.2013)

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