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Dubai Cares celebrates 10th Anniversary of ’Walk for Education’











DUBAI, 7th February, 2019 (WAM) -- Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced a spectacular line-up to mark the 10th anniversary of its annual Walk for Education. The event will take place on Friday 15th February, 2019 at Dubai Creek Park. Dubai Cares invites members of the UAE community to participate alongside family, friends and colleagues to walk 4,000 steps (3km) in solidarity with millions of children in developing countries who walk long distances every day to go to school. This symbolic three-kilometer walk also aims to raise awareness about the importance of providing underprivileged children and young people around the world with access to quality education.

Walk the Distance and Make a Difference The Dubai Cares Walk for Education 2019 represents an important milestone in the history of the event, serving as a special occasion to celebrate its ever-growing popularity among the UAE community, as well as to reaffirm the importance of providing access to quality education to children and young people in developing countries.

Speaking about the upcoming 10th edition of the annual Walk for Education, Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares, said, "We have come a long way since 2009, where we have collectively walked 287 million steps in solidarity with millions of children who embark on a long and treacherous journey to school every single day. To ensure the maximum impact for the 10th edition of this important event, I call upon the support of the entire UAE community to join us in this 4,000-steps walk and make a real difference in children’s lives in developing countries. Together we will send a resounding message to the world about the importance of safe access to school for underprivileged children and young people. I look forward to this event with great anticipation as I am sure it will build on its previous successes to become the most impactful Walk for Education thus far."

Rana Awad, Community Engagement Manager at Dubai Cares, commented, "The popularity of the Walk for Education has continuously grown year after year, having more than 15,000 participants and 250 volunteers in 2018, so we are naturally expecting an even higher participation this year. We invite the UAE public to join us in great numbers on this day to advocate for education, while celebrating what we have together achieved so far over the past decade. All participants can expect an impactful day out with plenty of fun-filled and family-friendly activities."

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