In Dubai, learning English will help its many labourers get better jobs and salaries.But with average monthly salaries of $220, and a hard life of 12-hour work shifts, they neither have the money nor time to educate themselves.
SmartLife, an NGO for Dubai's labourers wanted to help improve their status and quality of life. They created Project Akshar (Alphabets), where in affiliation with the Community Development Authority in Dubai, they turned Dubai into a blackboard for the labourers.
Labour camps became Educational camps. Transport buses became School buses. Construction sites became Learning sites. Mundane routines became Inspiring journeys.
WIn the end, they helped 5000+ labourers graduate from blue-collar to white-collar, and improved their status and quality of life, changing the future of generations that'll follow them.