MoU for training UAE national children for job market

DUBAI — Beit Al Khair Society yesterday signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Emirates National Development Programme (ENDP) to train the children of the UAE families benefitting from its charity services, to enrol them in jobs and secure their future as breadwinners.

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Published: Wed 26 Jul 2006, 12:34 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 7:18 PM

The memorandum was signed by Juma Al Majid, Chairman of the Society's Board Council and Ahmed Humaid Al Tayer, Chairman of ENDP. Among those present were Mohammed Bakkar, Director of the Society and Azza Al Shaffar, Director of ENDP as well as board council member of the society.

Bakkar who addressed a Press conference, said that the society is planning to provide training for the sons and daughters who graduated from high school and university, in various fields to get them job opportunities in the private sector so they can support their families and become self-reliant instead of depending on the society charity services which then would be provided to more needy families.

He said the society since it started operations, has maintained a database of 20,000 families that needed help. The cooperation with ENDP would help in enhancing the economic situation of such families. The cooperation between the Society and ENDP has already started as the society has sent 200 students from needy families to get enrolled in the ENDP training programme which will be continued for three months. The students would then be qualified to compete in the labour market.

Speaking to Khaleej Times, Al Majid noted that the society does not have financial ability to fulfil the needs of all poor families in the UAE and is in need of more donations from the people of goodwill or institutions. The society needs around Dh100 million to resolve the humanitarian issues pertaining to the UAE national families.

The society has ensured a secure life for around 1,500 from various parts of the emirate.

He urged all the private establishments which get contracts to make businesses in this country to spend some money that can be used to atleast train 10 UAE nationals to be able to compete in the job market.

Al Tayer said that this memorandum is the first step of the cooperation between ENDP and the society to improve the living conditions of the UAE nationals. The ENDP's main objective is to provide the UAE nationals with job opportunities in the private sector and support the Emiratisation efforts by government institutions by providing the UAE nationals with training in all programmes to prepare them for jobs in the private sector.

He pointed out that the ENDP has recently received around 350 request letters from various companies who are interested in hiring UAE nationals in various positions. He urged all the private companies to cooperate with the ENDP and offer to provide job opportunities to the nationals.



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