Thursday, April 17, 2008
Agence France Presse reported on Wednesday that United Arab Emirates-based charity Dubai cares is to soon launch a one-billion-dollar (627-million-euro) project to fund education in 12 of the world's poorest countries: Bangladesh, Bosnia, Chad, Comoros Islands, Djibouti, Maldives, Mauritania, Niger, Pakistan, occupied Palestinian territories, Sudan, and Yemen. Some of the money will also be going to Palestinian refugees in Lebanon and Jordan.
According to the AFP report, Dubai Cares expects the money to be spent on new schools, redeveloping existing facilities, and providing medical services and drinking water. Through this effort, the charity hopes to eventually educate one million children in these developing countries.