Dubai, UAE – Deyaar Development PJSC, one of Dubai’s largest property developers and real estate service providers, signed an agreement with Dubai Cares to build a primary school in rural Senegal to provide access to educational facilities for the community. Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, is a philanthropic organisation launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to improve children's access to quality education in developing countries.
As part of the Dubai Cares ‘Adopt a School’ initiative, Deyaar will build a primary school in the impoverished region of Fatik in Senegal. This is the second overseas project that Deyaar has supported within the 'Adopt a School’ initiative; the first being a school in western Nepal, which opened in February this year.
Senegal has a low literacy rate of around 39 percent and very low enrolment rates for primary and secondary education. Approximately 54 percent of people in Senegal live below the poverty line and many children face difficulty attending school.
Saeed Al Qatami, CEO of Deyaar said: “We are very pleased to announce a second partnership with Dubai Cares, and to continue to work with them to improve access to quality education for children around the world. At Deyaar, we are committed to supporting a wide range of CSR activities to make a positive and lasting contribution to society, and to support the UAE government’s goal to help local and international communities in need.”