DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, 27th March 2019 – For the second consecutive year, Knowledge E has teamed up with Dubai Cares to support its “Adopt a School” initiative. Through this partnership, a community-based primary school that will accommodate a total of approximately 60 students and 60 men and women for adult literacy and employ 2 teachers will be built. Knowledge E’s pledge is to support a school per year until 2020 as part of Dubai Cares ‘Adopt a School’ initiative.
Kamran R. Kardan, Knowledge E’s CEO said “We are proud and excited to embark on another project with Dubai Cares to support education in the areas most in need. Last year, we had a first-hand eye-opening experience in Malawi, seeing the tremendous impact of such initiative on the communities. We will continue to support education as part of our vision towards ‘a more knowledgeable world’”.
Commenting on Knowledge E’s generous contribution, Abdulla Ahmed Al Shehhi, Chief Operating Officer at Dubai Cares, said “We are very grateful to Knowledge E for their continuous support and for partnering with us in this noble cause. Knowledge E’s contribution is instrumental to our global vision to break the cycle of poverty through education. Through Dubai Cares’ “Adopt a School” initiative, our aim is to strive together to empower children and young people by ensuring that their future is enriched with opportunities for growth and progress”.
It is estimated that approximately 38% of Senegal’s Out-Of-School-Children (OOSC) are between the ages of 7 and 14 years. The-out-of-school children rates for children from rural areas (49%) are higher than those for children in urban areas (21%) reiterating the urgency and importance of schools in Senegal.
About Dubai Cares
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 57 developing countries.
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.
In the UAE, Dubai Cares engages residents through a series of volunteer, awareness and fundraising initiatives that are linked to its global mandate. These initiatives include the annual Walk for Education, Volunteer Emirates, Volunteer Globally and Ramadan Campaign.
To learn more, please visit www.dubaicares.ae
About Knowledge E
Established in 2012, Knowledge E’s name was fast to become synonymous with collaboration, professionalism and innovation. Head-quartered in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, and supported by a team of 30 highly engaged professionals, Knowledge E works closely with over 100 clients world-wide from various types of organisations and government entities within the research and education sector to support their continued innovation and development. This is achieved by providing leading expertise, information resources and software solutions. Since its inception, Knowledge E has prudently expanded its expertise, services and technology in line with its vision of developing ‘a more knowledgeable world’.
Knowledge E’s three core offerings are the 3D’s; ‘Discover’, ‘Develop’ and ‘Disseminate’. ‘Discover’ through the KnE Digital Library Solutions powered by Zendy for research literature discovery, as well as tailored content packages; ‘Develop’ through the KnE Learning Programmes, supporting capacity building and skills development within academia as well as the KnE Consulting Projects, serving universities on their mission to become ‘world-class universities’; and ‘Disseminate’ through the KnE Publishing Services and the platform for Open Access publishing of regional journals and conference proceedings.