Teachers in Dubai: As part of the Ramadan ‘Reading Nation’ campaign, LuLu Group on Wednesday announced a contribution of Dh2 million to provide 200,000 books to refugee camps and schools around the world.
The campaign, launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, will continue until the 19th day of Ramadan (June 24), which coincides with Zayed Humanitarian Day.
The goal of the campaign is to provide five million books to students-in-need in refugee camps and schools around the Arab and Islamic world.
Yousef Ali MA, Chairman, LuLu Group, said: “This is a great humanitarian initiative launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed and will certainly help build our future generations and nurture their minds and the souls. I am honoured and proud to associate with the Reading Nation campaign, which I am confident will create a global impact in spreading knowledge among underprivileged children.”
The latest contribution means the corporate support for the campaign has reached at least Dh13 million.
LuLu Group donation to provide 200 000 books to refugee camps and schools
Dubai Cares CEO Tariq Al Gurg said: “We appreciate and commend the LuLu Group for its support and contribution to the Reading Nation campaign. The Group has consistently reinforced the various humanitarian initiatives launched by the UAE and led the way as a proactive corporate enabler that encourages private sector companies in the country to give back to the community that has shaped their prosperity.”
In the campaign, two million books will be provided to children and students in refugee camps. Also, 2,000 school libraries around the Arab and Islamic world will be supplied with two million books. Additionally, the campaign will support the educational programmes of Emirati philanthropic organisations abroad and donate a further one million books to this cause.