Khalaf Ahmad Al Habtoor, Founding Chairman, Al Habtoor Group, welcomed a delegation from Dubai Cares at his office on Tuesday 12 September 2017. The delegation was led by Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer, Dubai Cares. He was accompanied by Amal Al Redha, Director of Fundraising Department, and Zainab A Faraidooni, Deputy Director – Fundraising Department.
The Group briefed the Chairman on some of their comprehensive education programmes conducted by Dubai Cares.
Dubai Cares, part of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, currently operates in 45 countries. The UAE-based global philanthropic organization works towards providing children in developing countries with access to quality education through the design and funding of programmes that are integrated, impactful, sustainable and scalable.
Al Habtoor said he commends the work carried out by Dubai Cares, and supports their cause. “I am very proud that a Dubai-based organization is doing such good work in the UAE and around the world. Providing people with quality education is the first step to making our world a safer place,” he said. “A good education provides students with a solid base, helps lift people out of poverty and prevents terrorism.”
He added “Education is important but it needs to be supported with life skills that prepare children for the future and teaches them how to be leaders.”