In the year 2014, to mark the tenth anniversary of the founding of Innoventures Education, the Gift of Innoventures Education (GIVE) Foundation was launched. The GIVE Foundation is committed to bringing our community together to provide ongoing support to specific causes identified by our students.
At Innoventures Education the most important thing we do for our children is to help them develop values and skills that they can rely on throughout their lives. This includes contributing to international and local communities. The students of Innoventures Education have chosen the GIVE Foundation focus to be on providing access to clean drinking water and education in the less developed parts of the world.
Millions of children around the world need help to break the never-ending cycle of poverty. Hunger weakens them. Unsafe drinking water makes them sick. Missing out on an education keeps them from reaching their potential. According to UNESCO (2012) 61 million children are out of school at the primary level, and 71 million at the lower secondary level. Water is not confined to political borders, 85% of the world population lives in the driest half of the planet. Each individual deserves to have access to clean drinking water. According to UNESCO, 783 million people do not have access to clean water and almost 2.5 billion do not have access to adequate sanitation. The organisations that the GIVE Foundation works with are Dubai Cares and Build On. Since the founding of GIVE, students across all the Innoventures Education schools have raised funds which have been used to build three schools, with a fourth one in the planning stages, in Nepal.