Dubai: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) is participating in the “DYOD: Donate Your Own Device” campaign.
The Digital School, under the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, launched the campaign in collaboration with the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC).
Its goal is to collect 10,000 used electronic devices from individual and institutional donors and refurbish and recycle them through partnerships with specialized institutions.
This educational, humanitarian, and environmental initiative empowers students of the Digital School by enabling their access to education, especially those facing difficulties in obtaining electronic devices.
Until the middle of September 2023, DEWA’s employees donated over 100 used electronic devices to support underprivileged students at the Digital School worldwide.
“We raise awareness and provide individuals and organizations with the necessary tools to adopt appropriate sustainable practices and solutions for managing, reusing, and recycling electronic waste in line with the United Nations’ recommendations to maximize the benefits from the entire life cycle of electronic and electrical equipment,” Mr. Al Tayer added.
Moreover, Ecyclex and ReLoop award Green Contribution Certificates in Sustainability and Recycling to participating organizations.