Philanthropy

Dubai's Huriya Private Launches Global Charitable Foundation

Andrew Deane, 23 September 2021

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The foundation aims to help tackle the fact that, according to the World Bank, 365 million children live in extreme poverty.

Dubai-based Huriya Private has launched its new global non-profit charitable foundation, The Huriya Private Foundation.

The focus of the foundation is education, specifically to help children's education, and to make a difference in the lives of communities in the Middle East and Asia. Initially, the foundation will work with Dubai Cares, the Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, and the Christina Noble Children's Foundation.

The foundation has already raised AED500,000 ($136,150) from its own budget, along with contributions from employees and partners.

According to the World Bank statistics for 2021, 365 million children live in extreme poverty. The Huriya Private Foundation will directly allocate funds to enable some of these children to have access to quality education and skills development.

“We want to lead by example. Dubai continues to be the land of opportunity for new businesses and entrepreneurs. Our business plan from day one, was to establish a charity in our second year of operation, and we are so happy to have achieved this. Our first project with Dubai Cares, will build a new school in Nepal. Our second project will be a scholarship programme with The Cherie Blair Foundation for Women, supporting women entrepreneurs and their development globally. Both projects are fully funded and paid, and more will follow. This is just the beginning,” John Hanafin, CEO and founder of Huriya Private, said. 

Anyone can volunteer to help with the Huriya Private Foundation to work with the needy in their community or country, or indeed to assist with the regular events and activities in Dubai.

The launch of the Huriya Private Foundation is the latest initiative from the Huriya Group, an award winning immigration and corporate structuring firm with its HQ in Dubai. For general and media enquiries please contact Majid Kuchay on +971 4 589 6434 or e-mail Majid.Ahmad@huriya.ae

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