Taking part in Dubai Cares’ Adopt a School initiative, Monterock International joins hands with Dubai Cares, in contribution to build a school in Nepal. The project will improve the infrastructure of primary school classrooms and provide a safe and sanitary area for children to learn and for teachers to teach. It will also improve access to adult education and literacy skills by providing training to local facilitators to teach the women within the communities the fundamentals of reading and writing. For most economically poor countries in the world, lack of access to suitable school infrastructure tends to be one of the main causes of poor attendance in school. The proposed solution to this problem is to build schools in these areas to help improve a child’s ability to attend school. This solution entails two significant aspects of collaboration with local governments and intense community involvement.
The project’s output will include:
- Three-classroom primary school with furniture accommodating up to 90 students, equipped with separated VIP (Ventilated Improved Pit) latrines for girls and boys.
- Average of 500 community volunteer work-days contributed by parents and other adults in the construction of the school.
- 15-20% increase in school enrollment.
- Increase in adult literacy rates of a targeted 50 women in rural Nepal.
- 2 trained adult literacy facilitators with the ability to teach the men and women of the community the fundamentals of literacy.
- Primary school staff and parents reporting improved quality of school education.
About Dubai Cares:
Since its inception in 2007, Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has been working towards providing children and youth in developing countries with access to quality education through the design and funding of programs that aim to be impactful, sustainable and scalable. To date, the UAE-based global philanthropic organization has successfully launched education programs reaching over 21 million beneficiaries in 60 developing countries.
Dubai Cares plays a key role in helping achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all, and promote lifelong learning by 2030, by supporting programs in early childhood development, access to quality primary and secondary education, technical and vocational education and training for youth as well as a particular focus on education in emergencies and protracted crises. Moreover, Dubai Cares adopts a strategic approach to improve student enrollment and learning outcomes through an integrated school health and nutrition model that is made up of school-based deworming activities, school feeding, and WASH (Water, Sanitation & Hygiene) in schools.
Dubai Cares is a civil society organization formally associated with the United Nations Department of Global Communications (UN DGC), as well as a registered non-government organization under IACAD, the charitable activities regulator in Dubai. The UAE-based global philanthropic organization is authorized to raise funds through direct donations and fundraising campaigns, as well as process all permit approvals with IACAD.
Volunteerism is a powerful tool to Dubai Cares in order to engage people in tackling development challenges. Dubai Cares rallies the UAE wider community through a large spectrum of volunteering and awareness initiatives that are linked to its global mandate.
To learn more, please visit www.dubaicares.ae