Dubai kids raise Dh142,000 for school in Senegal

By Divi S.

Repton students

DUBAI 7 April 2019: Students of Repton School Dubai have successfully raised Dh142,000 to further support education programs for underprivileged children in rural Senegal.

The initiative, in association with Dubai Cares, is part of the ‘Adopt a School’ program that focuses on enriching the lives of children in developing countries by providing access to quality primary education.

An official cheque handover ceremony was held at Repton School Dubai in the presence of the pupils, David Cook, Headmaster; Michaela Barber, Head of Junior School; Holly Tighe, Student Council Coordinator of Repton and Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares.

The initiative will fund the construction of a two-classroom community-based school in Senegal, providing education for 60 children during the day and 60 adults in the evening in a rural community. Pupils from the Junior School’s Student Council along with parents have independently raised a generous amount of Dh142,000 through various fundraising events such as national day stall, winter fayre, Emirati Children’s Day and a ‘dirham makes a difference’ campaign. A team of 15 people from the Repton community will also be travelling to Senegal in October 2019 to begin building the foundations of the project’s first phase.

Dubai Gazette