Dubai Cares kicks off its Summer Literacy Camp

The Summer Literacy Camp follows the learning through play methodology.
Updated 10 July 2019

Dubai Cares kicks off its Summer Literacy Camp

Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum Global Initiatives, is hosting another edition of its Summer Literacy Camp between July 7 and Aug. 8.

The five-days-a-week summer camp is taking place at Uptown School in Mirdif, in partnership with Rawafed Development and Learning Center in Dubai, and is giving 200 children aged six to 12 an opportunity to enjoy recreational activities, learn new skills and have fun with their peers.

The initiative was officially kicked off by Dr. Tariq Al-Gurg, chief executive at Dubai Cares, and Ahmed Mohammed Julfar, director-general of the Dubai Community Development Authority (CDA), with the participation of volunteers who will contribute in various capacities throughout the initiative. 

The Summer Literacy Camp follows the learning through play methodology. It focuses on improving the children’s literacy skills in English and Arabic, and teaching concepts of math in an interactive and engaging way. 

Dr. Al-Gurg said: “Capitalizing on last year’s successful summer camp, we are proud to launch our new edition for an extended period of five weeks. Academic performance can be greatly impacted by the environment outside school and many low-income families cannot afford to keep their children engaged during this time of the year, which can have consequences on their behavior and social outlook. This is why we feel strongly about helping children within our community who require support in literacy and numeracy.”

CDA director-general Julfar said: “We are pleased to cooperate with Dubai Cares and provide volunteers from the Dubai Community Volunteer Program to contribute to the successful organization of this camp and to give children the greatest possible benefit through individual care according to their levels and needs.”

Shadia Al-Jaberi, director, Rawafed Development & Learning Center, said: “We are grateful for the opportunity to be a part of the lives of these children who would have otherwise missed their window of learning opportunities. Rawafed’s aim is to wipe out illiteracy in the Arab world and it is with great honor that we got to partner up with Dubai cares to provide these services to those in need in our community.” 

Al-Dabbagh Group Ranked sixth on Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Great Place to Work List

Updated 04 June 2020

Al-Dabbagh Group Ranked sixth on Kingdom of Saudi Arabia’s Great Place to Work List

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia: Al-Dabbagh Holding Group, founded in 1962, has been ranked sixth in the Saudi Arabian private sector's best working environments for the year 2020. The ranking is compiled by Great Place to Work, a leading global organization that evaluates work environments across more than 60 countries.
This achievement comes in recognition of Al-Dabbagh Group's efforts toward creating and fostering a positive working environment for all. Employees participated in a questionnaire on work-place satisfaction, and the company policies were also subject to an external review, both of which contributed to the resulting ranking.
Al-Dabbagh Group’s Head of Human Resources, Hayfa Abu-Zabibah has said that "this achievement is the result of the Group's unique culture, derived from the philosophy of Omnipreneurship, which embraces comprehensive leadership and is made up of three principles (Giving, Earning and Sustaining) five values (integrity, passion, respect, forward-thinking, teamwork) and ten golden rules. The principles, values and golden rules provide the framework that govern the Group’s ecosystem and culture.”
Hayfa added that receiving this award will only increase the Group’s motivation to further promote this ecosystem and continue efforts toward becoming a better place to work.