Walk for education with iCademy Middle East
Every day, millions of children walk enormous distances to get to school and make the most of the opportunity that education provides them. Until recently, little consideration had been given to the impact that walking long distances to school has on student attainment and children’s overall health in developing countries. For many children around the world, a walk to school of up to three hours in each direction is not uncommon.
We are fortunate that we live in a country with fantastic internet access and we can study from home, but millions around the world are not so fortunate. Imagine being a primary school student having to set off for school, hungry, at 5:00 am every day? Not to return until 7:00 pm and then being expected to perform household tasks and chores?
The issues surrounding distance to school are being recognized by governments and international development agencies, and are doing more to address them. But there is something that we as individuals can also do to help.
iCademy Middle East has signed up to participate in the annual Dubai Cares Walk for Education. Dubai Cares is part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, and in response to this pressing issue they have organized a 3km drive where we can show our solidarity with children who daily walk long distances to go to school.
The walk is being held at Dubai Creek Park from 8am to 10am on February 16, 2018 and is a wonderful opportunity for all of us to come together to volunteer our time, enjoy fun activities with family and friends – and make a difference. The walk will be followed by entertainment and activities for all.
We hope to see you all there to support this worthy cause.
Head of School