The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry has partnered with Action Care to donate more than 100 books to the National Charity School.
This donation was part of the Dubai Chamber’s Give and Gain Day corporate volunteering program, which promotes the Year of Reading.
Essa Al Zaabi, senior vice president of the Institutional Support Sector for Dubai Chamber, believes a member of the Dubai Chamber staff delegation went to the school for a number of hours and encourages students to read and build a healthy habit of enjoying books as a hobby.
“This visit allowed our staff to build the confidence of students and encourage them to read regularly as part of the Chamber’s support to the Year of Reading,” Al Zaabi said. “We regularly encourage our employees to give back to the community through volunteering and supporting important social causes.”
The donation to the National Charity School is one of many events the chamber hosts in combination with other partners to promote the Year of Reading and show the need for businesses to give to various causes. Not only does giving and volunteering benefit the corporations, but it also builds confidence and skills for those involved.
“In support of the UAE Reading Year, Action Care has initiated reading tutoring and literacy building programs for students at the National Charity School,” Cherryn Kelly, general manager of Action Care, said. “Action Care endeavors to empower the next generation of young readers by channeling the power of volunteers to provide children with enriching reading experiences that can ignite a lifelong passion for reading.”