Noor Dubai Exceeds Target One Year Later

4 Jan 2010

The charity Noor Dubai, started by Dubai’s ruler, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid al-Maktoum, has reached its first year anniversary – and exceeded its goals.

Initially planned to give sight to one million people going blind, the charity has now cured blindness in over 5 million people. That according to Qadhi
Saeed Al Murooshid, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority and CEO of the Noor Dubai initiative.

“We were able to help disabled children, who were unable to go to their schools, to return to their studies. And through this project, the elderly patients
have been able to take up a job and earn a livelihood,” Al Murooshid said.

Noor Dubai helps people in third world countries, in places such as Africa, South Asia and the Middle East.

Because of its success, Sheikh Mohammed, who is also Vice-President and Prime Minister of the United Arab Emirates, plans to make Noor Dubai an ongoing
foundation. It was originally planned to be a one-year charity.

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