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DUBAI – Der Wunsch, etwas zu bewirken, rührt aus der grundlegenden Überzeugung, dass es etwas gibt, was größer ist als wir selbst, und aus der Sorge, die wir alle für das Wohl unserer Mitmenschen empfinden.

Als arabische Frau ist es mir unmöglich, mich zurückzulehnen und zuzusehen – oder schlimmer noch, wegzusehen –, während Teile des Nahen Ostens in der ohnehin schon schweren Geschichte der Region eine derart schwierige Zeit durchleiden. Millionen unschuldiger Menschen wurden aus ihren Häusern vertrieben, und Millionen weitere werden über nationale Grenzen hinweg in eine unsichere, instabile Zukunft getrieben. Sie brauchen eindeutig Hilfe.

Natürlich können wir als Einzelne nur begrenzt viel tun. Doch indem wir uns gemeinsame Ziele setzen, haben wir die Macht, wirksame Initiativen einzuleiten und das Leben vieler Menschen zu verbessern. Und ich habe schon immer daran geglaubt, dass Bildung und soziales Unternehmertum die beiden Bereiche sind, wo wir langfristig die größte nachhaltige Wirkung erzielen können. Gemeinsam schaffen diese Sektoren Chancen auf allen Ebenen der Gesellschaft – von Flüchtlingen, die nicht imstande sind, ihre Studien abzuschließen, bis hin zu Fachkräften, die ihre beruflichen Aussichten verbessern oder eine innovative Vision verfolgen möchten.

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