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What Worked 2014-15 Partners

Dubai Police – The White Points Project
Dubai Police HQ seeks to increase safety within our community. They aim to encourage motorists to comply with regulations and traffic laws, to avoid breaching the law, and to reduce the number of traffic accidents and fines.

Dubai Sports Council
Dubai Sports Council was established in 2005 to develop sports in the Emirate of Dubai, accommodate the society’s requirements and to offer new generations the opportunity to upgrade their sport and cultural skills to be used in local and regional competitions.The Council is chaired by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai.

Held annually at DWTC, GESS provides educational professionals with an extensive, free of charge, CPD accredited, educational programme. With insight from international experts, practical teaching methods and over 500 international exhibitors, GESS offers a wide range of collaborative seminars and keynote presentations that address issues in education both in the Middle East and globally. www.gessdubai.com

Green Hope UAE
Green Hope UAE is a youth organisation which provides a networking platform for young people to engage in the sustainable development process. Founded in 2012, by 14 year old Kehkashan Basu, the current Global Coordinator for Children & Youth at UNEP, it promotes education for sustainable development in schools. www.greenhopeuae.wix.com

Hamdan Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Award for Distinguished Academic Performance
The Hamdan Award was launched in March 1998 to improve educational performance across all levels and sectors. The award, which has 22 categories, includes the Emirates Fab Lab project.

IEQ Campaign
IEQ in schools’ is an initiative by Climate Control Middle East that focuses on indoor environmental quality (IEQ) in classrooms. Good IEQ has been shown to reduce absenteeism and improve academic performance. The campaign, started in January 2015, has the support of Dubai Municipality and the Arab Bureau of Education, and has attracted participation from US EPA and the Philadelphia Schools District.

International Fund for Animal Welfare (IFAW)
Founded in 1969, IFAW rescues and protects animals around the world. With projects in more than 40 countries, IFAW rescues individual animals, works to prevent cruelty and advocates the protection of wildlife and habitats.

Lend me your literacy
LendMeYourLiteracy is an online educational platform connecting young writers with a global audience of teachers, parents, authors and school leaders. Members of the LendMeYourLiteracy community provide inspirational feedback and comments to motivate young writers. For more information contact jenny@lendmeyourliteracy.com

The Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences
The Mohammed Bin Rashid University of Medicine and Health Sciences aims to develop human resource capacity by training healthcare providers. The organisation aims to leverage the standard of healthcare at Dubai Healthcare City to champion excellence, professionalism and accountability. www.mbrumhs.ac.ae

Room to Read: Students Helping Students Initiatives
Room to Read is a global organisation focusing on literacy and gender equality in education.
Working to develop literacy skills and a habit of reading among primary school children, the initiative supports girls to complete secondary education. Its UAE arm allows people to share special knowledge, talents and expertise to help less fortunate students in local schools here in Dubai. You will find many ways to get involved through the What Works event!

Roads and Transport Authority
Roads and Transport Authority aims to provide safe and smooth transport for Dubai. It works to develop a world-class roads and public transport network through using the latest technology and international best practices. www.rta.ae

Sharjah Award for Excellence in Education
The Sharjah Award For Excellence in Education was established in 1994-1995, under the patronage of His Highness Dr. Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammad Al Qasemi member of the Supreme Council, ruler of Sharjah. The award encourages education stakeholders to positively impact the field of education. Now in its 21st year, the award will include 17 categories.

As part of Total’s commitment to improving road safety awareness amongst future citizens, “Total” Traffic Parks were created in schools to help students better understand road safety. Participating schools were equipped with bicycles, zebra crossings, speed breakers, and roundabouts, as well as mock gas stations, police stations and hospitals, to create a real time road scenario.

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