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Dubai Cares to build school to honour brave nanny in Bangladesh

Shaikh Mohammad orders construction of a school in memory of maid who died while saving four Emirati boys

15 May 2016 | 10:53 am
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Dubai Cares is building a secondary school in Bangladesh in memory of Sufia Akter, a Bangladeshi nanny who died saving four Emirati boys from drowning two years ago, officials said.

Akter, who worked in the UAE as a nanny with an Emirati family, was swept away in the sea after she bravely rescued four Emirati boys in her care, aged between six and ten on October 24, 2014. Sufia drowned before the arrival of emergency services, despite the bold efforts of the children’s father who jumped into the water to save her

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