Abu Dhabi, June 13 (BNA): Over 100,000 Ramadan Packages have been distributed during the Holy Month of Ramadan through the tireless efforts and dedication of over 1,500 Emirates Foundation Takatof volunteers who lead Al Dunia B’Khair’ Ramadan campaign 2018.
‘Al Dunia B’Khair’ Ramadan campaign, organised by Emirates Foundation, the national organisation set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private funded initiatives for the empowerment of youth across the UAE, is a nationwide initiative, launched by the Foundation’s Takatof programme during Ramadan to promote a culture of volunteerism and empower Emirati Youth to engage in community development and support, Emirates News Agency (WAM) reported.
Supported by the Foundation’s partners, the campaign engaged over 1,500 Takatof volunteers from across the UAE exceeding the target of 10,000 volunteer hours.
Commenting on the success of this year’s Ramadan campaign Maytha Al Habsi, CEO at Emirates Foundation, said, "We are so proud of the ‘Al Dunia B’khair’ campaign which reflects the volunteerism spirit of our youth across the UAE who participated in overwhelming numbers. It exceeded our targets not just in numbers and volunteering hours but in the tireless efforts, commitment and unconditional service offered and demonstrated by all our volunteers across the different Emirates. They fully embraced their service mission and truly made it count with an open heart towards promoting the humane values and beliefs of our Founding Father Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan and his vision for a culture of volunteerism across the UAE."
As part of the Takatof Ramadan activities, Emirates Foundation further engaged volunteers from across the UAE in the ‘Children’s Wishes Project’, where they organised special events for less advantaged children. The project took place in different locations across the UAE during the last two weeks of Ramadan and filled children across communities with the giving and joyful spirit of Ramadan.
Emirates Foundation Youth also organised ‘Hefz Al Neama’ project also took place in Al Ain and Al Fujairah during the Holy Month, through which volunteers in collaboration with hotels and restaurants, organised for leftover meals to be distributed to less advantaged families and labour.
Commemorating the memory of the passing of HH Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan on the 19th of Ramadan, Emirates Foundation ‘Shababna leaders’ implemented ‘Zayed humanitarian Action’, a special project under the Takatof Ramadan Umbrella where volunteers from the across the UAE distributed Iftar meals to workers.