to Dubai Cares’ COVID-19 related campaign, ‘Education Uninterrupted’
The partnership will run from June to August 2020, with proceeds contributing to driving education equality during distance learning
Dubai, UAE; 15 June 2020: Stargems, a major supplier of fine diamond jewellery in the Middle East, announced today that it will be donating 10% of its retail revenue to Dubai Cares from 1 June to 31 August 2020. This makes Stargems the first jewellery retailer to make a donation of this kind in the UAE.
The international diamond company currently has four retail stores in the UAE; located at the Dubai Mall, Mall of the Emirates and Gold and Diamond Park. The donation from Stargems, based on retail sales across all stores, will go directly towards Education Uninterrupted, a nationwide fundraising campaign that tackles the impact of COVID-19 on the education of children and youth in the UAE. Dubai Cares and the UAE Ministry of Education have combined efforts to create this important campaign to support children from national and non-national low-income families who can’t afford to purchase a computer, laptop or tablet so that they can join their peers in distance learning from home.
Stargems specialises in the cutting and polishing of diamonds as well as jewellery manufacturing, branding and retail. The diamond industry experts export rough and polished diamonds as well as curated jewellery to a number of international markets, including countries across the Middle East, India, Hong Kong and Belgium.
Speaking about the importance of giving back and showing a sense of community, Mr. Shailesh Javeri, Chairman and Founder of Stargems Group said: “It is our duty as a successful local company to give back to the community. COVID-19 has disrupted our traditional education system, with many having to adapt to new ways of studying such as e-learning, which may not be available to some students. This initiative, in association with Dubai Cares and the Ministry of Education allows us to ensure that those less fortunate are not missing out on such a vital part of life. Our customers can now make a difference with each purchase made.”
Dr. Tariq Al Gurg, Chief Executive Officer at Dubai Cares and Member of its Board of Directors said: “We are very grateful to Stargems Jewellery DMCC, the generosity of this partnership will help us aid our Education Uninterrupted campaign. The contribution comes at a pivotal time when we are looking to the local community to support and help the fundamentals of our society. Education provides each child with the tools to have a perspective and understanding of life, it gives knowledge to our next generations and generations to come, a core part of our society and the future that should remain uninterrupted.”
With a legacy of over 38 years in the diamond industry, Stargems now holds prominence in manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing and tendering of diamonds. The partnership with Dubai Cares’ Education Uninterrupted campaign is in line with the UAE Government’s decision to extend distance learning until the end of the 2019/2020 academic year, and calls on the UAE community to make donations to support vulnerable children.
Stargems Group is an international diamond company that specializes in the sourcing and supply of the finest diamonds to customers across the world. With a legacy of over 38 years in the diamond industry, Stargems now holds prominence in manufacturing, wholesaling, retailing and tendering of diamonds.
About Dubai Cares
Dubai Cares is playing a key role in helping achieve the United Nations Sustainable Development Goal (SDG) 4, which aims to ensure inclusive and quality education for all and promote lifelong learning by 2030, by supporting programs in early childhood development, access to quality primary and secondary education, technical and vocational education and training for youth as well as a particular focus on education in emergencies and protracted crises.
Education is more than a human right, it is an irrevocable asset. It is also one of the most effective tools to break the cycle of poverty, a belief held by our founder His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. It was from this belief and the desire to give children – regardless of their gender, nationality, race or religion – the opportunity to become positive contributors to society, that His Highness established Dubai Cares on September 19, 2007.
Since its inception, Dubai Cares, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, has been working towards providing children and young people in developing countries with access to quality education through the design and funding of programs that aim to be integrated, impactful, sustainable and scalable. As a result, the UAE-based global philanthropic organization has successfully launched education programs reaching over 20 million beneficiaries in 59 developing countries.
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