DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 28th December 2017 – In light of the UAE’s 2017 “Year of Giving”, Knowledge E has teamed up with Dubai Cares to adopt a school in Malawi. The Dubai Cares program in Malawi, which runs over three years, aims to build a primary school to seat a total of 150 girls and boys, increase school enrollment by 15-20% as well as employ 2 trained adult literacy facilitators with ability to teach rural adults the fundamentals of literacy with the objective of increasing adult literacy rates of 60 men and women in rural Malawi. Knowledge E’s pledge is to support a school per year until 2020 as part of Dubai Cares ‘Adopt a School initiative’.
“We feel very excited and passionate about this partnership with Dubai Cares. We believe that schools are one of the cornerstones of education, and this project will certainly create a positive and lasting change in the lives of children and young people in Malawi. As part of Knowledge E’s CSR policy, we are committed to supporting such noble cause by building a school in this Eastern African nation, and we will continue our endeavor to bring positive change to the lives of underprivileged communities in other parts of the world”, Kamran R. Kardan, CEO
of Knowledge E.
Commenting on Knowledge E’s generous contribution, Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, said: “We are very grateful to Knowledge E for their generous support. The contribution of like-minded organizations such as Knowledge E is instrumental to our global progress in eliminating poverty through education. Adopting a school in Malawi will bring much needed education and hope to the children and young people in this country, ensuring that their future is enriched with opportunities for growth and progress”.
About Dubai Cares
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.
About Knowledge E
Knowledge E was established in 2012 and has quickly become synonymous with collaboration, innovation and progression. Based in Dubai, UAE, at the centre of a region of vision and ambition, Knowledge E works passionately with all types of organisations and government entities within research and education to support their continued innovation and development by providing them with leading expertise, information resources and software solutions. This does for example include the KnE eLibrary Solution for research literature discovery and the KnE Publishing Platform for open access journal and conference proceedings publishing and indexing, along with associated research and publishing services for capacity building within academia.