Abdulla Al Ghurair Foundation for Education
Established in July 2015, the Abdulla Al Ghurair Education Foundation is one of the largest privately funded philanthropic education initiatives in the Arab world, devoted to equipping Arab youth with the knowledge and skills they need to become future leaders of the Region.
A legally registered entity, the Foundation owns one third of the assets of the Al Ghurair group of companies. The Foundation’s board of trustees is chaired by H.E. Abdul Aziz Al Ghurair, son of respected business leader Abdulla Ahmad Al Ghurair.
The Foundation aims to prepare young Emiratis and Arabs to fulfill their potential through access to quality education. The Foundation programs will target youth who demonstrate academic and leadership merit but do not have the financial means to pursue a quality education. The Foundation also aims to make investments in innovative education initiatives for the purpose of improving the quality of education in the Arab world and scaling innovation and best practices.
Through an initial budget of AED 4.2 billion over ten years, the Foundation will invest in innovative high impact programs that improve the transition from secondary to tertiary education, and help a minimum of 15,000 promising Arab youth from underprivileged backgrounds pursue quality higher education.See more