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Over 120,000 UAE residents contribute to Dubai Cares' 'Thirst for Education' Ramadan Campaign.

Byline: Dubai Cares, the UAE-based philanthropic institution founded by His Highness high·ness  
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Summary: Dubai Cares, the UAE-based philanthropic institution founded by His Highness

Dubai Cares, the UAE-based philanthropic institution founded by His Highness Sheikh sheikh
 or shaykh

Among Arabic-speaking tribes, especially Bedouin, the male head of the family, as well as of each successively larger social unit making up the tribal structure. The sheikh is generally assisted by an informal tribal council of male elders.
 Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum (Arabic (محمد بن راشد آلمكتوم) (born 1949) is currently the Prime Minister and Vice President of the United Arab Emirates, as well as the , UAE (Uninterruptible Application Error) The name given to a crash in Windows 3.0. In subsequent versions of Windows, a crash was called a "General Protection Fault," "Application Error" or "Illegal Operation." See crash in Windows and abend.  Prime Minister and Vice President and Ruler of Dubai, has announced the successful conclusion of the first phase of its Thirst for Education campaign that was carried out during the holy month of Ramadan.

Her Excellency Reem Al Hashimy, Chairperson of Dubai Cares, said, "Dubai Cares' Thirst for Education campaign has highlighted the vital link between children's access to education and the consumption of clean drinking water drinking water

supply of water available to animals for drinking supplied via nipples, in troughs, dams, ponds and larger natural water sources; an insufficient supply leads to dehydration; it can be the source of infection, e.g. leptospirosis, salmonellosis, or of poisoning, e.g.
. Limited access to clean water has a significant impact on millions of children, with over 443 million school days missed every year because children become ill from the water they drink.

"Generous contributions to the Thirst for Education campaign from more than 120,000 members of the UAE community will provide children with access to clean drinking water which can ultimately increase school enrollment rates, decrease absenteeism ab·sen·tee·ism  
1. Habitual failure to appear, especially for work or other regular duty.

2. The rate of occurrence of habitual absence from work or duty.
 and improve children's overall health. We are deeply grateful to the community for their continued support of our efforts to give children access to quality education globally."

The first country to benefit from the Thirst for Education campaign will be the East African Adj. 1. East African - of or relating to or located in East Africa  country of Mali. The program will target water and sanitation initiatives, including the building of water wells and latrines in schools and the training of children and parents on applied and effective hygiene practices. The call for proposals has been completed and the evaluation phase is currently underway for this multi-million dollar program.

Mali and the specific programs of the Dubai Cares intervention were selected using a demand-led review process conducted by Dubai Cares and their international NGO NGO
nongovernmental organization

Noun 1. NGO - an organization that is not part of the local or state or federal government
nongovernmental organization
 partners. Mali was chosen to be the first country to benefit from the Thirst for Education campaign. It is one of the world's most disadvantaged countries, with around two-thirds of the population living below the poverty line and is ranked 174 out of 177 countries by the United Nations Human Development Index. According to according to
1. As stated or indicated by; on the authority of: according to historians.

2. In keeping with: according to instructions.

 official data, less than half the population of Mali has access to safe water.

In mid-October, Dubai Cares will lead a monitoring, evaluation and learning workshop with our NGO partners. This innovative methodology will stress an interactive learning approach whereby all partners share and disseminate information that will improve program sustainability. The comprehensive water and sanitation program in schools will be launched in Mali in the beginning of November 2009.

Preparations are underway for the second phase of the Thirst for Education campaign which will endeavor to mobilize the UAE community to help make a difference to the lives of millions of children globally. Details will be announced soon. 2009 Al Bawaba (

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