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CDA honours 460 volunteers

Shaikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum honoured 460 volunteers who participated in the Community Development Authority’s activities in the past two years at a special event held at World Trade Center here on Monday.

By Ahmed Al Majaida

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Published: Wed 18 Apr 2012, 9:45 AM

Last updated: Tue 7 Apr 2015, 11:26 AM

Shaikh Mansour bin Mohammed bin Rashid receives the CDA membership card from Khaled Al Kamda at the award ceremony on Monday. — KT photo by Rahul Gajjar

The Community Development Authority (CDA) also gave special awards to 16 volunteers for their contribution and honoured entities that have partnered in volunteering activities.

As part of its initiative, the CDA networks with entities in the private sector in an effort to introduce them to its volunteering programmes for securing future collaboration.

Shaikh Mansour bin Mohammed received the Golden Membership Card from Khaled Al Kamda, Director-General of the authority, and became an official member of the CDA’s volunteering programme. “The CDA has always recognised the significance of volunteering in improving the society. Volunteers who participated in the CDA’s activities have played an important role in turning thoughts into genuine action.

“The authority will continue to prioritise its efforts to provide voluntary services as a government service and pave the way for more participation from individuals as well as private entities in this noble effort,” said the director-general.

A local volunteer said during the event, “Volunteering is an art. It has no programme or a schedule, it’s from the heart. “As I have become known in volunteering, people in the neighbourhood have started to see me as a leader in some circumstances.”

A Sudanese volunteer said, “I love to volunteer in general. It’s a very respectable service. Even though this is not my country, I believe that I live here and so must be part of it.”

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