Dubai Cares Crowdfunding

Running for Children in Gaza


Ends in 140 days

On April 12 2024, I will start the Worlds Toughest Footrace, the Marathon Des Sables. The race is 250km, 6 marathons in 5 days across the Sahara Desert. I do this to raise funds for the Children of Gaza.

Education (General)

AED 50,000.00

About the Cause

Dubai Cares’ programs are designed to reduce, if not remove, the greatest obstacles that prevent children and young people in developing countries from attaining quality education. With each intervention, Dubai Cares evaluates the need for assistance across two key areas: 
Access to Education which allows Dubai Cares to improve children’s health and learning environment, increase education enrollment and attainment, increase access to education, reduce absenteeism, increase gender parity and increase promotion rates.
Quality of Education which enables early learning, enhances educational attainment and school progression, improves literacy and numeracy skills among children, enables teachers to access teacher training resulting in better learning outcomes, reduce dropout rates and increase primary school attainment.

Dubai Cares is a long-term advocate of safeguarding children and young people’s right to education and is currently playing a global advocacy role in spreading the knowledge about the importance of providing education to the unprivileged children.
We also champion education through research - There is an overwhelming lack of evidence as to what works to promote children’s learning in crisis-affected contexts. Research plays a pivotal role in tackling this issue.

My Story

The Marathon des Sables is not just a race; it's a profound odyssey. Covering over 250 kilometers across the Sahara's scorching dunes, participants grapple with nature at its most relentless. The sun blazes with unforgiving heat, while sands shift beneath every footstep, making each mile an exercise in sheer determination. Yet, as brutal as this journey is, it carries a purpose that fuels the spirit even more: a commitment to making a difference. For me, a major driving force behind each grueling step is a pledge to raise funds for the children of Gaza. These children, who've known hardships most of us can only imagine, are the unseen cheerleaders in my quest. As the desert reveals its vast, desolate beauty — from infinite golden expanses to starlit nights — the purpose becomes clearer: to push boundaries for a cause far greater than personal achievement. Every drop of sweat, every challenging dune, serves as a reminder of the resilient spirit of Gaza's youth. In the end, the Marathon des Sables isn't just about conquering a desert; it's about harnessing the power of human endurance for a noble cause, and bringing hope to where it's most needed.

A big thanks to our supporters

Hamdy Alqatrany

willem both

AED 500.00

Anonymous Donor

AED 300.00

Euan Mitchell

AED 250.00

Anonymous Donor

AED 100.00

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