13 UAE based ‘Dubai Cares’ volunteers from nine nationalities went to a village in Senegal to lay the foundation for a new school building. They were also seen happily assisting in tasks like digging, lifting, pumping water, mixing concrete, reinforcing steel bars and making and laying bricks for the school. This school when done will help 60 school children, 60 illiterate adults and 300 villagers.
Most of the out-of-school children from Senegal are aged between 7 and 14 years. Launched in 2009, the initiative of this organization aims at eradicating poverty through education has gathered and overwhelming interest from the members of the UAE community who are keen to improve the lives of the underprivileged children and the young.
In order to adapt to the local community, the volunteers also participate in cultural education workshops to interact directly with the local families.