This year’s ‘Designs of Hope’ exhibition will take place at Dubai Ladies Club in Jumeirah, in partnership with international social enterprise ‘Brides Do Good’, said a press release. The exhibition will feature pre-loved and donated luxury bridal clothes, to be sold at a 50 to 75 per cent markdown from original retail prices.
DUBAI, U.A.E. (Gulf News)―Bridal clothes donated by humanitarians in Dubai will soon help educate underprivileged girls in Ethiopia.
Shaikha Manal Bint Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, president of the Dubai Women Establishment and wife of Shaikh Mansour Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, announced that the fifth and largest ‘Designs of Hope’ exhibition will be held as a bridal edition in support of the ‘teacHER’ campaign.
Shaikha Manal said the ‘teacHER’ campaign, launched last year by Al Manal Humanitarian Initiative to support children’s education, particularly of girls, supports the UAE’s humanitarian efforts by strengthening the educational environment of girls in developing countries.
This year’s ‘Designs of Hope’ exhibition will take place from May 2 to 7 at Dubai Ladies Club in Jumeirah, in partnership with international social enterprise ‘Brides Do Good’, said a press release.
The exhibition will feature pre-loved and donated luxury brand wedding dresses from bridal designers, retailers, and influencers, to be sold at a 50 to 75 per cent markdown from original retail prices.
Sales proceeds will support Al Manal Humanitarian Initiative’s ‘teacHER’ campaign, which is being implemented this year in cooperation with Plan International, a humanitarian organization that works across 71 countries to advance children’s rights and equality.
Funds raised will go towards supporting an educational project for children in Ethiopia, with an emphasis on girls’ education.
The project will support six schools in host communities with 18 new classrooms, new latrines, and learning materials, as part of a broader project that aims to reach 39,550 refugee and local children in Ethiopia.
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