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Reverend Harrison and Abdulla Ahmed Al Shehhi, Chief Operating Officer at Dubai Cares.

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Holy Trinity Church Dubai, Dubai Cares to build Malawi school

 

DUBAI – The Holy Trinity Church Dubai has donated Dh132,000 to Dubai Cares to build a two-classroom school in Malawi that will benefit 100 children.

The donation is in support of Dubai Cares’ “Adopt a School” initiative. The cheque handover was made by Reverend Harrison to Abdulla Ahmed Al Shehhi, Chief Operating Officer at Dubai Cares.

“We are very thankful to the Holy Trinity Church Dubai for its generosity and commitment towards supporting the education of underserved and vulnerable children globally. The Church’s generous donation reiterates the incredible spirit of tolerance and philanthropy that is embedded within the UAE’s community. I am confident that this contribution will transform the lives of children in Malawi and empower them to build a promising and thriving future,” said Abdulla Ahmed Al Shehhi, Chief Operating Officer at Dubai Cares.

Last year, the Holy Trinity Church also funded a school in Senegal through the Dubai Cares program.

“Our women in the church went for a visit to the school in Senegal in 2018 and they were pleased to see the school built by Dubai Cares through our earlier contribution. The school not only provides education to children but also unites the community at large,” said Reverend Harrison.

Since 2015, the Holy Trinity Church has adopted seven schools in Nepal, Senegal, Palestine and Malawi, impacting more than 900 children and 300 women and men.

Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has announced the 2019 edition of its “Adopt a School” initiative earlier this year.

The fundraising initiative invites UAE-based individuals and organizations to adopt one or more schools in Cambodia, Malawi, Nepal and Senegal. Donors will also have the opportunity to travel alongside colleagues, friends and family on a week-long volunteering mission to immerse themselves in the local community that will host the new school, thus allowing them to understand, connect with and appreciate the local culture. PR/Expat Media

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