In an effort to prevent a “lost generation”, Dubai Cares, part of Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has launched a project to help spread awareness and raise funds for children trapped in conflict zones and emergencies. The campaign strives to assist youths that have been robbed of an education due to unstable environments. Dubai Cares has currently committed 73.4 million dirhams towards the for Education in Emergencies cause.
“The most neglected, the most marginalised, the most individuals who are not getting their privilege into any crisis in the world are children. They are not getting their education. And we don’t need any lost generation happening in this world. The opportunity costs of these years lost due to conflict and natural disasters is exceedingly high and we need to do everything we can to prevent it,” Tareq Al Gurg, CEO of Dubai Cares, said to Gulf News.
In addition to this, Dubai Cares has also launched an awareness campaign under the hashtag #LastILearned. This is intended to help share the stories of some children who haven’t received education for an extended period of time due to their harsh surroundings.