Lovely UAE initiative

Stop & Help is an organisation launched in Dubai in March 2020 as a ‘kindness exchange’ matching families in need with those who can help by gifting essential food and essential items via third-party online providers. Throughout September,  they are relying on the ‘3Rs’ ­– Recycle, Reuse and Repurpose – to help children in need access the original ‘3Rs’: reading, writing and arithmetic.

Apparently, there are thousands of children in the UAE who won’t be able to attend this year due to the impact of the pandemic. Some families can't afford it and are opting for online e-learning. However, this is not even possible for for the parents that have lost their jobs due to Covid.

Some families are unable to cover the cost of the necessary IT equipment, laptops, smart phones and tablets. Even stationery and textbooks are unaffordable to some.

Stop & Help is asking families in the UAE to register their functioning secondhand laptops, smart phones and tablets to give away at:

They will then be matched with children in need.

Items can be personally dropped off or couriered to a designated family from as little as AED30. 

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