Dewa launches charitable initiatives on Zayed Humanitarian Work Day

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Dewa launches charitable initiatives on Zayed Humanitarian Work Day

Dewa and its employees raised funds for the ‘Zayed Quran Memorisation Centre,’ a charitable project to be built in one of the developing countries in the region.

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Published: Sat 19 Jul 2014, 1:16 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 6:56 AM

To commemorate Zayed Humanitarian Work Day, Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (Dewa) sponsored the “Ten Years of Loyalty to Shaikh Zayed” event organised by the UAE President’s Private Department.

This year marks the 10th anniversary of the passing away of the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Zayed Humanitarian Work Day is marked every year on 19th Ramadan.

Dewa received an honorary shield during the event, which was held at the Emirates Palace Hotel in Abu Dhabi. Dewa also launched a series of charitable and humanitarian initiatives across the UAE.

Dewa and its employees raised funds for the ‘Zayed Quran Memorisation Centre,’ a charitable project to be built in one of the developing countries in the region. Dewa is cooperating with Dar El Ber Society to offer help to ten deprived Emirati families in different emirates.

All computer monitors, telephone and digital screens at Dewa now display slices of the life of the late Shaikh Zayed. Electronic newsletters are also sent to Dewa’s staff to educate them on the life and wisdom of the founding father.

Last year, Dewa initiated the building of a mosque in Somalia that bears the name ‘Zayed Al Khair’. The project was completed recently.

Dubai Culture

The Dubai Culture & Arts Authority (Dubai Culture), the Emirate’s Authority for culture, arts, and heritage, marked the annual ‘Zayed Humanitarian Day’ with a variety of events.

Saeed Al Nabouda, Acting Director-General, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority, said: “We are honoured to be associated with an initiative established in memory of the late Shaikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.”

Dubai Culture enhances aN awareness of culture and arts by fostering dialogue with the public, generating interest in the cultural sector, and promoting global dialogue on culture and arts.

Dubai Culture will organise a community Iftar for labourers in Al Shindagha Historical Neighbourhood. In addition to distributing gifts and clothes to the labourers of the heritage sites during Eid., the authority will provide suhour to worshippers at Al Rashidiya Grand Mosque, and distribute books to patients, children, and adults in Latifa Hospital and Dubai Hospital.

GE partners with ‘Ro’yati’

GE (NYSE: GE) in the UAE, has partnered with the Ro’yati initiative, held under the Sheikh Zayed Giving Initiative, to reach out to those less-privileged during the Holy Month of Ramadan.

More than 50 volunteers from GE assisted by shopping for items, sorting them, and having them delivered to Al Qusais, where they distributed food to over 200 less fortunate families and workers.

GE raised over Dh30,000 towards the Ro’yati initiative, a component of the Zayed Giving Initiative.

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