School children across Dubai have been making dreams come true this Ramadan by donating school supplies and goods for less fortunate children through ‘Stuff the Bus’. Organised by The School Transport Services (STS) ‘Stuff the Bus’ has made its final bus stop at the Emirates Red Crescent to hand over donations for less fortunate children.
‘Stuff the Bus’ has collected over 15,000 school supplies including notebooks, books, pencils, lunch box, school bags, erasers, scissors, rulers, water bottles and over 10,000 toys. The donations to the Emirate Red Crescent will help children get a head start in their education by providing them with essential supplies.
Col M L Augustine (Retd), Managing Director of STS at the handover said: “We thank all our schools who have participated in making this successful. We have received such a huge show of support from children, parents and the general public. We know that this will bring smiles to the faces of many children but also help support them to achieve their future dreams through helping to support their education.”
He added: “School supplies when put in the hands of children who need them, can make such a huge difference to a child’s self-esteem and help eliminate a huge barrier to success. We are extremely grateful to everyone who has supported ‘Stuff the Bus’ and the exceptional work of Emirates Red Crescent. An extended special thanks to Dubai Library Suppliers, Rashed Al Kaitoob, who provided a large number of new brand new school bags & supplies.
Schools who participated in ‘Stuff the Bus’ included: Gems World Academy, Cambridge International School, Mirdif Private School, Royal Dubai School, The Kindergarten Starters, St. Mary’s Catholic High School, Wellington International School Al Khail, Winchester School Dubai, GEMS Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis, American School Dubai, Bradenton Preparatory Academy Dubai, GEMS Modern Academy, GEMS Nations Academy, GEMS Metropole School Motor City, Al Warqa, Repton, Dubai American Academy, Jumeriah College Dubai, The Millennium School Dubai, The Westminster School Dubai, GEMS Heritage Indian School Al Khail, Little GEMS International Al Barsha, GEMS New Millennium School Dubai, GEMS Indian School, GEMS Wellington Academy Al Khail, GEMS Heritage Indian School and GEMS Wellington Primary School Dubai.