2018 The Middle East Legal Awards


Education is more than a human right, it is an irrevocable asset. It is also one of the most effective tools to break the cycle of poverty, a belief held by our founder His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It was from this belief and the desire to give children - regardless of their gender, nationality, race or religion - the opportunity to become positive contributors to society, that His Highness established Dubai Cares on September 19, 2007.

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.

At the awards ceremony we would like to embark on an initiative to “Adopt a school”. The hosting organisations have pledged enough money for the foundations but we need your help to reach the target of AED132,000. The “Adopt a school” package comprises of school infrastructure, book supplies, provision of gender specific latrines, teacher training and adult literacy.

Please give generously by purchasing one or more virtual bricks at AED1,000 each towards the school. We hope to sell at least 100 bricks so that the legal community in the Middle East can ‘adopt a school’ in a developing country. (AED 132,000 in Malawi; AED142,000 in Senegal; AED149,500 in Nepal and AED162,300 in Cambodia).

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There will be a number of ways to donate at the ceremony:

via credit card
in cash
via pledge by leaving a business card

Please give generously.

DISCLAIMER: Should the target amount required to adopt a school not be reached, all funds raised will be donated to Dubai Cares for use in their broader education program.