This Eid, make a difference by supporting Gulf for Good on their mission to help children in need around the world. Since 2001, they have been taking people on bucket-list challenges around the world; each challenge supporting a worthy children’s charity, helping make a real difference in the lives of underprivileged and vulnerable kids. Based in Dubai, Gulf for Good is a registered not for profit and here’s some of the fab initiatives they’re involved in.

Save a Smile

Save a Smile campaign is currently fundraising for children living at Larchfield Children’s Home in Tanzania.

In 2011, as a response to the desperate plight of Tanzanian children who have been abandoned by parents – either by reason of disease and death, divorce or other incapacity to maintain the family unit, a group of Tanzanian private citizens decided to register a children’s home and to call it, “Larchfield”.

Their aim is to provide a happy, safe and secure home for homeless children, to foster an environment where each child can flourish and develop to his or her full potential regardless of race, sex, religion or other defining characteristics. They would like to promote self-reliance by encouraging life sustaining water resource management and agricultural programmes supporting a nourishing staple diet and organic supplements from arable and non–arable farming; and to provide a focus for cultural community projects and to offer profitable skills and employment within the community. Learn more about Larchfield Children’s Home here.

Gulf for Good has been supporting Larchfield Children’s Home since it’s inception and is proud to be fundraising for 28 children currently living there. Your donation contributes to their schooling, living and food supplies.

A big shout out to their campaign supporters, including the wonderful team at GEMS Wellington Academy Silicon Oasis, Sapphire Fernandes who is currently cycling 220 miles in 22 days, Claire Skinner who is planning to swim 30km over the course of 31 days in October, and 12 year old Sashini Mankiandan who has created a COVID-19 awareness game.

If you would like to get involved and fundraise via the campaign through a sponsored swim, run, or other activity, please contact to find out more.

Prevent Child Trafficking

This year Gulf for Good is fundraising to support Child Rescue Nepal, through their Everest Base Camp charity challenge.

Child Rescue Nepal works to prevent child trafficking by keeping children in schools. The charity has been rescuing and caring for vulnerable children in Nepal since 1999. During this time the team have worked tirelessly to rescue trafficked children, and reunite them with their families where possible. Child Rescue Nepal operate a number of small ‘family style’ safe houses across the country, allowing rescued children the opportunity to attend local schools and rebuild their lives.

Whilst rescuing children from slavery is a huge part of the work the charity does, preventing children from being trafficked in the first place is far better, and far more cost effective. Recent research shows that 80% of trafficking victims in Nepal have never enrolled in school. The charity keeps children ‘safe in school’ and out of the hands of traffickers through a range of child-centred activities which are proven to improve school attendance rates.

Help them support 2,500 children currently within their care, by joining their Everest Base Camp Charity Challenge this October.

Cycle the Eastern Emirates

What better way to experience all that the UAE has to offer than cycling through the Eastern Emirates in all varying terrain. Take part in this unique challenge over the National Day celebration and help fundraise for children around the world. 

Wednesday 1st – Friday 3rd December 2021

Great challenge for corporate teams or groups of friends! Includes free mountain biking training.

Donate/Shop/Volunteer at Thrift for Good

Getting involved with their sister social enterprise, Thrift for Good, a charity retail store which sells preloved clothing and items, and donates profits to support charity projects around the world, is a great way to support their work locally in Dubai.

The shop is volunteer run, accepts donations at the shop daily between 10am-10pm and runs monthly pop-up events and flea markets. There is always work to be done and ways you can get involved to support our mission of helping children around the world.

Check out the next free-to-attend pop-up event on Friday 30th July.