Dubai Cares, a global initiative by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum continues to be committed to helping accomplish SDG4 by implementing global education initiatives that support youth and children's right to education as well as programs that provide equal opportunity to quality learning and education despite the aftermaths of the pandemic on social and economic sectors.
Under the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Dubai Cares' endeavors accompany the UAE administration's response towards fighting the pandemic internationally and locally. Moreover, Dubai Cares' mediations and contribution through all the virtual meetings, conferences at all levels encouraged improvement in the educational system.
The UAE-based international humanitarian organization along with the Dubai Cares' last year's investments was able to reach over 20 million recipients in 60 nations profit from 227 educational initiatives since its establishment.
In 2020, Dubai Cares has contributed an aggregate of AED132,409,260 (US$36.049 million) towards global schooling across some key segments including the launch of 15 new projects worth AED68,058,609 ($18.52 million). These new projects comprised a diverse scope of topics.
The organization’s global advocacy efforts are one of its key parts and incorporate its support to Giga, which is led by UNICEF and the International Telecommunication Union (ITU) to help connect all schools via the internet.
Global Declaration on Connectivity for Learning and Livelihood will be launched during Expo 2020 Dubai, which will be driven forward by Dubai Cares’ commitment towards Giga. Dubai Cares likewise joined UNESCO's "Worldwide Education Coalition for Coronavirus Response".
Dubai Cares likewise proceeded with its commitment to exploring the third round of its Education-in-Emergencies research envelope "E-Cubed", where three new study programs began in 2020. It additionally commenced the fourth round of E-Cubed calls for the new proposal, which got around 173 proposals, taking the average to triple times higher in comparison to last year.
Dubai Cares, along with the UAE's Ministry of Education, implemented an initiative called "Training Uninterrupted", for raising funds. The campaign urged the UAE community to contribute financially and in-kind towards buying laptops, or tablets for children and youth from low-income groups so that they could also use distance learning facilities.
Also, under the support of Sheikh Nahyan bin Mubarak Al Nahyan, Cabinet Member and Minister of Tolerance and Coexistence, Atlantis - The Palm, Dubai Cares and widely acclaimed artist Sacha Jafri has launched "Humanity Inspired", an initiative that saw the creation of the first-of-its-sort fine art, "The Journey of Humanity", in association with Guinness World Records to establish their authority precedent for "The Largest Art Canvas" on the planet.
This charitable initiative intends to globally connect billions of individuals and support in handling the overwhelming effect of the pandemic on schooling and wellbeing of children, with a major desire for raising AED110 million ($30 million), to profit Dubai Cares, UNESCO, UNICEF, and the Global Gift Foundation as they collectively produce a global mission to guarantee minimal disruption towards education.
The launch of a new platform with a vision called RewirEd was announced in late 2019 that focuses on the rewiring of education for a sustainable and prosperous future. It was launched as a joint effort between Dubai Cares and Expo 2020 Dubai and has been conveyed in close coordination with the UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs and International Cooperation (MoFAIC) including key worldwide partners.
RewirEdX filled in as a one-year commencement to RewirEd Summit, a three-day global education summit that will take place at the Expo 2020 Dubai site from 12th to 14th December 2021.
Dubai Cares has been endorsed by the UN DGC to be closely associated with its Civil Society Association Committee. This choice arrives following Dubai Cares' endeavors in upholding as well as distributing information on the United Nations' global initiatives.