Dubai, Aug 26 (IANS/WAM) Dubai Cares has provided financial aid of over $1.6 million to help earthquake-ravaged Haiti rebuild its primary education sector, the UAE-based philanthropic organisation said Sunday.
More than 240,000 primary school children have benefited from the work undertaken by the organisation after a 7.0 magnitude earthquake hit Haiti in 2010, damaging or destroying half of the country's 15,000 primary schools, the charity said in an official release.
A Dubai Cares delegation recently conducted a field visit to Haiti to evaluate the impact made on the lives of the children and their families.
"Under the direction of Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Dubai, Cares worked very closely with Unicef and CARE International to provide educational assistance to 200,000 children in Haiti," Dubai Cares CEO Tariq Al Gurg said.
Dubai Cares works to improve children's access to quality primary education in developing countries.