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Deyaar to build school in Senegal

Deyaar to build school in Senegal

July 2016

Deyaar Development PJSC, one of Dubai’s largest property developers and real estate service providers, has signed an agreement with Dubai Cares to build a primary school in rural Senegal to provide access to educational facilities for the community. Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, is a philanthropic organisation launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to improve children’s access to quality education in developing countries.

As part of the Dubai Cares ‘Adopt a School’ initiative, Deyaar will build a primary school in the impoverished region of Fatik in Senegal. This is the second overseas project that Deyaar has supported within the ‘Adopt a School’ initiative; the first being a school in western Nepal, which opened in February this year.

Senegal has a low literacy rate of around 39% and very low enrolment rates for primary and secondary education. Approximately 54% of people in Senegal live below the poverty line and many children face difficulty attending school.

Saeed Al Qatami, CEO of Deyaar said: “We are very pleased to announce a second partnership with Dubai Cares, and to continue to work with them to improve access to quality education for children around the world. At Deyaar, we are committed to supporting a wide range of CSR activities to make a positive and lasting contribution to society, and to support the UAE government’s goal to help local and international communities in need.”

Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares, commented: “Together, we will not only bring safe and quality education to 150 local children, but also help to improve adult literacy across the community through a dedicated programme. By improving access to education among children and adults, we are helping the people of Fatik to help pull themselves out of poverty.”

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