Fundraising, networking and social events happening in Dubai this week
Time Out Dubai staff
Digitas LBi’s #EidSocialFeed This digital feed on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram suggests creative meal ideas for those breaking fast. Search for #EidSocialFeed on social media. Until Eid.
Support Dar Al Ber Society with Poupette à La Plage This children’s clothing brand will donate ten percent of sales proceeds from its BoxPark store to Dar Al Ber Society, to help support orphans in Syria. Until Eid. BoxPark, Al Wasl Road, www.poupettealaplage.com (04 342 7720).
Al Noor child sponsorship programme Support the training of children with special needs at Al Noor Training Centre by sponsoring families who can’t afford the centre’s subsidised fees. To sponsor a child, email firstname.lastname@example.org. From Dhs25,000. Ongoing. www.alnoorspneeds.ae (04 340 4844).
Optimal Fitness’ Paediatric first aid course Email email@example.com to attend. Dhs350. 9am-4pm. Optimal Fitness, Commercial Offices, Building 3, Dubai Studio City, www.optimalfitness.ae (04 457 2048).
Reel Cinemas’ Future Filmmakers summer camp Promising film directors and scriptwriters aged nine to 18 can spend four weeks learning the process, with modules taught by experts at Murdoch University. They’ll also get to see their creations on screen at Reel Cinemas’ Short Film Festival. Dhs1,500 per student. 9am-noon. August 2-31. Reel Cinemas, The Dubai Mall, Downtown Dubai, www.reelcinemas.ae (800 3822 46255).
Volunteer at Senses Residential children’s care home Senses needs a hand with ongoing domestic chores such as ironing and changing beds. Volunteers are needed on a bi-weekly basis and should be over 18 with their own transport, ID and a can-do attitude. Register online. 2pm-5pm. Ongoing. Senses Residential Care Home, Umm Suqeim 3, www.volunteerinuae.com (no number).
Arabic summer programme Learn Arabic at times that suit you with this four-week beginner’s programme. Dhs600. Daily, times vary. Top Leaders Institute, Al Mamzar Business Centre, Al Ittihad Road, Deira, www.meetup.com/dubai-arabic-language-club (no number).
Crowdfunding seminar Register now to attend a presentation on equity platforms from the founder of Crowd Sourcing Week, Epi Ludvik Nekaj. Held on Wednesday July 22, the event will also feature a pitching competition. Email your crowdsourcing plan to firstname.lastname@example.org, and the winner will get five hours of Skype mentoring from Nekaj. Book tickets online. From Dhs185 for students. July 22, 6pm-8pm. The Cribb, 15 A Street, Al Quoz 1, www.thecribb.co (04 319 7645).
Sign up for sign language Learn the basics of American Sign Language. To book your spot, register with Volunteer In UAE online, in advance. The one-day course is held on Friday July 24. Free. July 24, 2pm-6pm. JA Oasis Beach Tower, JBR, www.volunteerinuae.com (no number).
Emirates Photo Club Get feedback and advice on how to use post-processing tools. Dhs20. 7pm-9pm. Studio Attitude, 22, 6 Street, Al Quoz 1, www.meetup.com/emiratesphotoclub (04 338 4114).
Sign up for the Turn8 Hackathon Turn8 is seeking innovative digital media that can enhance Arabic content on the internet and that can be developed in 120 days. The winning service could get Dhs110,000 in equity funding. Free. July 24, 9pm. The Cribb, 15 A Street, Al Quoz 1, www.facebook.com/turn8hub (04 319 7645).