DULSCO in partnership with Dubai Cares builds a school in Nepal

Sunday 12 June 2016

Dubai - MENA Herald: Dulsco, a regional leader in human resource solutions and waste management services, is contributing towards achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs). Recognizing the critical role education plays in eradicating poverty, the company has contributed to the construction of a school in Nepal as part of Dubai Cares’ “Adopt a school” initiative. Representatives from Dulsco’s senior management recently visited Narayanpur village located in far western Nepal to inaugurate the adopted school.

Dubai Cares and Dulsco’s combined efforts in building the school will benefit approximately 150 children. The schools will also indirectly benefit approximately 300 adults, teachers and community officials. The Narayanpur community has invested more than 500 volunteering hours towards the construction of the school. The school was constructed by BuildOn, the implementation partner for Dubai Cares in Nepal. Dulsco also recently contributed to Dubai Cares’ Nepal earthquake reconstruction program that targets the reconstruction of schools damaged during the severe earthquake that hit Nepal in 2015.

“In order to break the vicious cycle of poverty, we need to take into account all of its causes. Dulsco and Dubai Cares are targeting the best long-term solution to poverty, which is education, as we build schools in different countries with various development needs such as Nepal. In this global march towards achieving developmental milestones, non-governmental organizations (NGOs) and agencies continue to implement various programs to alleviate poverty in its all forms. This initiative is one small step in Dulsco’s commitment to the community and to the SDGs”, said S. Balakumar, Managing Director of Dulsco.

Highlighting the importance of adopting new schools in developing countries and supporting the reconstruction of schools damaged during the earthquake, Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer of Dubai Cares said: “Without access to education, many children will remain uneducated, illiterate, and void of the opportunities to build sustainable living environments, leaving them in poverty, and sentencing their children to the same fate. The opportunities to invest in the future of generations that will renovate and grow entire communities and economies are vast, but taking the first step is the most critical, and often the most difficult. I commend DULSCO for taking the initiative and partnering with us in this noble cause. Together we strive to empower children and ultimately improving the prospects of communities at large”.

Balakumar adds, “We have many Nepali employees working for Dulsco and this initiative is our gesture of thanks to the Nepali community for their loyal support and contribution to the company’s growth.”

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