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Al Hilal Bank
As parents, we shoulder a great deal of responsibility in shaping our children as well-rounded and successful individuals. Al Hilal Bank, knows the importance of making sure that children develop skills and good habits from an early age. Seghaar Children’s Banking does exactly that by teaching kids about saving and handling their own finances. It also helps to secure their future by planning for their education, teaches about charitable giving, and helps instil traditional values. The Seghaar mascots, Hala and Nassour, are there to introduce your child to Islamic banking through various activities, as they learn, earn, save, protect and donate. www.alhilalbank.ae.

The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is now accepting entries for the 10th Conservation Award – For a Better Tomorrow. The award is presented to educational institutions and teaching establishments in Dubai for best practices inelectricity and water conservation. The team from DEWA Conservation Award will be on hand at What Works to tell you more and to help you submit your entries.

For more information, please visit www.dewa.gov.ae/community/conservation/consawardintro.aspx.

Global Youth Empowerment Movement
Global Youth Empowerment Movement (GYEM) was founded in 2010 as a grassroots, youth-driven initiative and empowers young people to launch sustainable social projects and ventures. GYEM runs unique programmes that have a dynamic two-fold focus: self-discovery and entrepreneurial skills development. Workshops are hands-on and focus on three core areas: innovation, self-discovery and social impact, employing methods such as ‘The Power of Habit,’ ‘The Business Model. www.thegyem.or.

Green Hope
Green Hope UAE was founded by 12-year old student Kehkashan Basu. It is a youth environmental organisation that takes part in conservation projects, environmental workshops and academies. It also provides a networking platform to share awareness. www.greenhopeuae.wix.com.

Road Safety UAE
Road safety is a burning issue in the UAE: overall, road traffic accidents are the second most common cause of death, and the number one cause of death for children below the age of 14 years. RoadSafetyUAE.com is an educational platform, aimed at increasing the awareness for proper conduct on our roads. Michelin and BMW are CSR partners of RoadSafetyUAE.com and both have successful student programmes in place. www.roadsafetyUAE.com.

The World Education Games
The World Education Games is returning in October 2015. It is the world’s largest, free, online education event, uniting children from around the world in learning.

The events, World Literacy Day, World Maths Day and World Science Day will run from 13-15 October 2015. Supported by UNICEF, the World Education Games is open to all children aged from 4-18 years old. www.worldeducationgames.com.

Visa’s Practical Money Skills for Life is a free, award-winning programme that helps 15-18 year old students around the world learn the essentials of personal finance. For countries in the Middle East and North Africa, Visa has created My- MoneySkills (http://ehsib.com/main.jsp), available in Arabic, English, French, and Urdu, which comprises a series of teachers’ manuals, student workbooks, and interactive games and tools that develop students’ practical money skills. All materials are available free of charge. For more information, please email Mohamad Zigby at mzigby@visa.com.

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