GE Volunteers run the RAK Marathon for Al Noor Center children
Back in February, 19 GE employees took part in the Ras Al Khaimah (RAK) Half Marathon – the ‘highest accredited road race in the Middle East’- to raise funds for Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs. Over AED 33,000 was raised and donated to the Centre today. The money will go towards sponsoring education requirements of the children
An initiative that has been active in the company since 1928, GE Volunteers has been in the region for several years. Since its initiation, the event has been in conjunction with various charities in Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan and the UAE. From running marathons for charity, to helping refurbishing schools for special needs children, to planning activities for orphans, GE has played a part in a variety of projects cross sector.
The RAK Half Marathon is organised under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Saud Bin Saqr Al Qasimi, Crown Prince and Deputy Ruler of Ras Al Khaimah. The event, which has been awarded the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) Silver Label and is an associated member of the Association of International Road Races and Distance Running (AIMS), brings together people from different walks of life to test marathon skills while raising funds for a social cause.
GE employees volunteer more than 1 million hours of community service every year. Today there are more than 140 GE Volunteer councils in more than 42 countries that are responsible for mobilising volunteers. Visit our website to see how GE employees around the world are making a difference