Exhibition glitters with spirit of charity

DUBAI — A charity show held here on Thursday to raise funds for the empowerment and social integration of the visually-challenged generated Dh600,000.

By A Staff Reporter

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Published: Sat 25 Dec 2004, 11:17 AM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 1:35 PM

Under the patronage of Shaikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Dubai Ladies Club, Mansour Jewellers Auction and Exhibition was held at the Dubai Ladies Club at 7.30pm on Thursday. The exhibition was organised by Mohammed bin Rashid Programme for Leadership Development. The proceeds raised by the event will be dedicated to Tamkeen, an organisation working for the empowerment and integration of the visually-impaired.

Tamkeen has been launched on the directives of General Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister.

Mona Al Marri, Executive Manager of the Dubai Press Club, and team leader, Mohammed bin Rashid Programme for Leadership Development, said the cash donations to the show were received from Mansour Jewellers (Dh200,000) and Ebel Watches and Escada Fashion (Dh50,000 each).

A jewellery exhibition and a fashion show were also held as part of the charity. Mona said the activity was aimed at enlightening the club members on the role of the leaders towards their communities. “A true leader should have a strong sense of responsibility towards the society and should take the initiative to support and participate in various social and humanitarian activities in order to strengthen ties between individuals and the society,” she said, expressing her gratitude to the different government and private establishments that supported and sponsored the event and made it a success.

Awatif Akbari, Tamkeen’s member relations coordinator, said: “Tamkeen was established following the directives of General Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and UAE Defence Minister, who has always been keen on empowering the visually-impaired to help them lead a more confident life. We work hard to ensure the visually impaired individuals get the right training by employing state-of-the-art facilities in the field.”

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