Register online for Mohammed’s initiative for orphans

Higher Committee for the ‘UAE Initiative for Connection with Orphans and Minors’ has facilitated procedures enabling individuals and families to volunteer to help this section of the populace.



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Published: Mon 29 Jun 2015, 12:52 AM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 2:53 PM

Dubai - The Higher Committee for the ‘UAE Initiative for Connection with Orphans and Minors’ has set up a team from stakeholders to coordinate implementation of various activities of the initiative, launched by His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, recently.

The committee has facilitated procedures enabling individuals and families to volunteer to help this section of the populace. Emirati individuals and families from across the country can log onto the website of the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation to register their details.

In its first meeting, the committee reviewed details of the initiative and the implementation plan which comprises activities that support the various options of the initiative. The committee took stock of the current state of affairs of orphans and minors in national institutions, challenges facing the sector and proposed mechanisms to address them.

Mohammed Abdullah Al Gergawi, Minister of Cabinet Affairs, and also chairman of the initiative’s higher committee, said: “We have sensed enthusiastic turn out from volunteers on the first day of the initiative. In the next phase, the first batch of volunteers will be selected based on their academic, professional and ethical merits so as to contribute towards enhancement of social and developmental progress of orphans and minors.”

Shaikh Mohammed launched the initiative last Friday, with the aim to fulfil the needs of these segments at multiple levels by involving individuals and families interested in taking part in the effort. 


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