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UAE Charity Challenge donates to Dubai, Uganda groups

Posted on 27 August 2009

 In 2008, the IADC Southern Arabian Peninsula Chapter donated US$5,500 to the UAE Charity Challenge. Since then, that charity organization has been able to make two separate donations to the Dubai Centre for Special Needs (DCSN) and Uganda’s Malaria Consortium.

The UAE Charity Challenge presents its donation check to the Dubai Centre for Special Needs.

The DSCN provides specialized education, therapy and vocational training for children with various disabilities. Pickup and transportation of these children to the DCSN center had become problematic due to traffic congestion in the Dubai/Sharjah area. The UAE Charity Challenge team was able to pay for the purchase of a new Mitsubishi Rosa bus (US$50,518) that will help DCSN to split up its pickup routes.

Residents stand in line to receive their insecticide-treated
bed nets donated by the UAE Charity Challenge.

The UAE charity also has been able to distribute 5,800 insecticide-treated bed nets (ITNs), estimated cost at US$37,654, to people living on the edge of Lake Albert in Uganda. The Malaria Consortium also carried out an education and monitoring program to ensure that the ITNs were used correctly and to track their impact in reducing the incidences of Malaria.

More information about the UAE Charity Challenge can be found on their web page.

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