Inception Report: Our First Years in Review
Education impacts every facet of daily life. It propels human, economic, and social development, and empowers our future leaders.
Three years ago, my father endowed the Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education to ensure that young Emiratis and Arabs have access to the support they need to complete their education. The Foundation is the physical embodiment of our family’s legacy, anchored in a cause that is the cornerstone of prosperous, progressive and inclusive societies. Education impacts every facet of daily life. It propels human, economic, and social development, and empowers our future leaders.
Moving out of the infancy stage and into our adolescence, we will not only expand upon our work, but strive to set a new standard of philanthropy in the Arab region. We approach philanthropy as a catalyst for innovation and development. We intend to offer an open source of knowledge and experience that will inspire and guide philanthropists to become the strategic change-makers our region needs and deserves.
While we have achieved much, the needs remain great and the challenges are more complex than ever. No organization can tackle the issue single-handedly. As we expand our reach, we welcome collaborations from philanthropists, governments, civil society, and members of the international community to take part in this important collective work.
H.E. Abdul Aziz Abdulla Al Ghurair,
Chairman, Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education