The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has launched a project to refurbish the classrooms at the National Charity School-Elementary in Dubai and meet the needs of the school, teachers, and students.
Approximately 37 volunteers from DEWA participated in the project, with a total of 296 working hours, to refurbish the classrooms of the school.
The school has 1,700 students, including People of Determination and those from families with limited incomes. As part of the project, DEWA also checked the health and safety procedures at the school.
The volunteers also refurbished the staffroom as well as the arts, music, and computer rooms.
The project was launched by the managing director and chief executive officer of DEWA, HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, and the head of the Board of Trustees of National Charity School-Elementary in Dubai, Dr Aref Al Sheikh, in the presence of the founder of the National Charity School, HE Juma Al Majid.
Commenting on the initiative, Al Tayer said: “As part of its social responsibility, DEWA strives to support the pioneering social initiatives especially those that empower People of Determination and that make them happy. DEWA helps to provide them with an environment that allows them to unleash their potential and prove their capabilities.
The initiative is in line with the vision of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to transform Dubai and the UAE into a hub for humanitarian work and to promote community service.
It is also a part of DEWA’s role as a socially-responsible government organization. DEWA supports the Dubai Plan 2021, which aims to make Dubai an inclusive and cohesive society that embraces common civic values whose cohesive families and communities form the bedrock of society.
“DEWA also supports the ‘My Community... a City for Everyone’ initiative, launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council of Dubai, to transform Dubai into a city that is friendly for people of determination, by 2020,” Al Tayer concluded.