Dubai: Dubai Cares, part of Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has launched two child development programmes in the Comoros Islands and Gambia.
In Gambia, there will be an additional programme on parenting for parents of children up to three years of age.
In Comoros, Dubai Cares in partnership with the United Nations Children’s Emergency Fund (Unicef) is rolling out a Dh7,347,000 four-year programme that aims to improve the school readiness of children in order to start primary school on time and enhance lower primary school girls’ and boys’ learning outcomes and retention rates. The programme is set to benefit at least 269,382 children and 1,725 teachers, school head teachers and inspectors across all the 394 primary schools in the islands.
In Gambia, Dubai Cares has partnered with Unicef to improve parenting knowledge and practices. The Dh1,836,750 programme also seeks to create awareness about child rights, responsibilities of parents in delivering on those rights as well as documenting and…