Walk for Education 2012

Dubai Cares Walk for Education 2012

Train up a child in the way he should go: and when he is old, he will not depart from it.

Seeing the latest series of Ashton Martin or Porsche rolling along the busy streets of Dubai is nothing new to its residents. In fact, a study commissioned by HSBC Bank International named the UAE as the home of the richest expatriates in the world.

Somewhere on another side of the world, millions of children have to walk an average distance of three kilometers to go to school.

There were over 3,500 residents who participated in the Walk for Education 2012 last Friday, February 17th along Jumeirah Beach Road. Spearheaded by the philanthropic organization Dubai Cares, the 3km walk was launched in support of the countless children worldwide who have limited or no means of pursuing quality primary education.

It is estimated 100million children of primary school age are out of school, while 150 million drops out before completing five years of education, the least required for basic literacy.