The Emirates Literature Foundation has today announced a new partnership with Jane Goodall’s Institute, to promote creative writing, engaging with literature and foster a deep understanding of the Sustainable Development Goals in children. Through the partnership, Jane Goodall’s Institute’s Roots & Shoots programme will be twinned with the Voices of Future Generations initiative, a creative writing competition under the patronage of UNESCO that encourages children to write adventure stories featuring sustainable themes. The two initiatives will create a virtuous chain of sustainability awareness and drive positive action.
To help tackle the prevailing challenge of access to potable water in remote communities of Madagascar, the UAE-driven humanitarian initiative; 20by2020, recently installed ‘Safe Water Cube’ fountains across five rural areas of the East African country, with the aim of improving the quality of life for approximately 8,500 people on a daily basis.
Two Sharjah-based non-profits, The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) and NAMA Women Advancement Establishment (NAMA) have combined their efforts to advocate for the rights of girls and women worldwide, to support a remote learning project in Nigeria benefiting up to 65,000 primary and secondary students, especially girls.
While businesses around the world are struggling to navigate the uncharted waters churned up by the Coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic, the 'Emirates Publishers Emergency Fund' launched in June by the Emirates Publishers Association (EPA), has positively impacted several local publishers who were hit by this unprecedented global crisis.