Emirates News Agency – Al-Manal Humanitarian Initiative organizes the seventh edition of the exhibition “Design for Hope” at the Women’s Club in Dubai

– The exhibition reflects the humanitarian vision of Sheikh Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum and her desire to support efforts to empower women locally and globally.

Al Tayer: The tireless efforts of the Al Manal Humanitarian Initiative and the Noor Dubai Foundation to extend a helping hand and charity to the needy highlight the best forms of giving and humanitarian work in the country.

– Mona Al Marri: The UAE believes in the importance of achieving lasting impact through its humanitarian initiatives and projects.

DUBAI, May 25 / WAM / The seventh edition of the charity exhibition “Design for Hope” was launched today under the slogan “Donation expands and vision becomes clearer”, organized by the “Humanitarian Initiative” at the headquarters of the Ladies Club in Dubai. in the Jumeirah area, and all proceeds are shared for the eye health care program implemented by the Noor Dubai Foundation in Katsina State, Nigeria.

This health program, implemented by the Noor Dubai Foundation in collaboration with the Ministry of Health, the Ministry of Education in Katsina, Nigeria, and the Government Comprehensive Basic Education Council, aims to conduct eye examinations for 160,000 male and female students and 3,000 teachers. . in 194 primary schools in the state, providing glasses for those in need. This is part of the Foundation’s efforts to prevent and treat eye diseases worldwide. The “Design for Hope” exhibition contributes to the provision of these health and medical services to 50,000 students and the training, qualification and training of 40 teachers to conduct examinations for female students in schools within this comprehensive health program.

The noble aims of the “Design for Hope” exhibition – organized by the Al-Manal Humanitarian Initiative each year in support of charitable and development projects and programs – reflect the humanitarian vision of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan campus. Deputy Prime Minister and Minister for Presidential Affairs, Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Chair of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance, Chair of the Women Establishment in Dubai and Chair of the Dubai Ladies Club.

The seventh edition of the exhibition – which will last until Friday, May 27, under the auspices of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority “DEWA” and the partnership of Dubai Media Incorporated – will be attended by a group of stylists, entrepreneurs, homes fashion from the Emirates. and jewelry, which reflect the authentic qualities of the Emirati people in giving and interacting positively with humanitarian initiatives.The state and its various institutions.

The opening was attended by Dr. Manal Taryam, CEO, Board Member of the Noor Dubai Foundation, Executive Director of the Primary Health Care Sector at the Dubai Health Authority, His Excellency Al Jude Lootah, Member of the Board of the Dubai Women Foundation, Fatima Mohammed Al Joker, Legal Adviser and Chair of the Women’s Committee on the Electricity and Water Authority in Dubai, and Naima Ahli, Director of the Corporate Support Department, and Maitha Shuaib, Director of the Corporate Communication Department at the Women’s Institute in Dubai.

His Excellency Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and Executive Director of the Electricity and Water Authority in Dubai, noted the noble intentions of the Al Manal Humanitarian Initiative and the Noor Dubai Foundation and their tireless efforts to reach out and kindness to the needy worldwide. and to highlight the best forms of giving and humanitarian work in the UAE and Dubai. The exhibition aims to support the participation of women from the UAE in the process of development and construction, to consolidate the process of women’s empowerment in the UAE Arab and increase their participation in various fields.

His Excellency said: We are following in the footsteps of the late Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, “May God rest his soul” and the vision and guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the State, ” May God protect him “, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Chairman of the State Cabinet and Ruler of Dubai, may God preserve him, to improve the position of the United Arab Emirates on the global map of humanitarian work and volunteer. .

He added, “We are pleased with the authority to support the activities of the Al-Manal Humanitarian Initiative launched by His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, Her Highness Sheikh Manal bint Mohammed. bin Rashid Al Maktoum, President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance, President of the Dubai Women’s Foundation and President of the Dubai Ladies Club, and all national initiatives that make a major contribution to highlighting identity, heritage, culture and values our authenticity, in addition to emphasizing the active participation of Emirati women in supporting the integrated and sustainable system of voluntary and humanitarian work inside and outside the UAE.

Her Excellency Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Vice President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Women in Dubai and Managing Director, reaffirmed the UAE’s firm belief in the importance of achieving the influence of sustainable of its humanitarian initiatives. and projects worldwide, noting that the Noor Dubai Foundation’s projects are one of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global’s initiatives has reached millions of people worldwide, as more than 91 million people in 97 countries have benefited from these initiatives only during 2021.

Al-Marri noted the important role that the Al-Manal Humanitarian Initiative has played in the arena of humanitarian action locally and globally through many projects and programs that make a tangible difference in the lives of its beneficiaries, especially in the areas of health. and education, appreciating the efforts of the initiative led by Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid. Al Maktoum in supporting and empowering women and girls within their communities, and Her Highness’s desire to provide a healthy environment possible for them to perform their family, social and economic work and actively contribute to development efforts.

Al Marri praised the great humanitarian contribution that DEWA plays in the humanitarian arena locally and globally, noting that its sponsorship for the seventh edition of the exhibition “Design for Hope” comes in the same context. She also praised the partnership of Dubai Media Corporation at this charity and humanitarian event, which reflects its desire to fulfill its social responsibility as one of the leading media organizations in the Middle East.

She said: “With the partnerships we build, we have a quality ability to change people’s lives and influence them, because good health is one of the core priorities of people and healthier societies are the ones that can look forward to faith in the future ”.

For his part, His Excellency Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, General Director of the Dubai Health Authority and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Noor Dubai Foundation, confirmed that the “Al Manal Humanitarian Initiative” was able, in record time, to has its mark on the level of humanitarian and charitable work at local and regional level, in addition to its leadership in this regard since it was launched in 2013 by Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, emphasizing the humanitarian vision of Highness of Her.

Al Ketbi said the support provided by the “Access Humanitarian Initiative” to the Dubai Noor Foundation represents a strong impetus for the charity work, in addition to being a significant impetus to expand efforts to combat visual impairments and preserve the gift. of the first. abroad from “Noor Dubai” in different countries of the world.

The Director General of the Dubai Health Authority expressed Noor Dubai’s strong appreciation for the “Manal Humanitarian Initiative” and the initiative team, noting the value and importance of working together and constructive strategic partnerships, especially those related to humanitarian work and charitable.

The Noor Dubai Foundation derives its guiding principles from the premise that everyone has the right to health and that everyone has the right to vision. The Foundation’s vision is that medical services are available to all without discrimination, because all people with limited incomes have the right to access health care, equitable treatment opportunities and assistance that will improve living standards and chances of having a productive future.

The Design for Hope exhibition has provided an opportunity for all charitable and humanitarian enthusiasts to contribute to tangible change and lasting impact in many societies and to give hope to many people in need, especially women and girls who face economic challenges that prevent them from receiving the necessary health care, and contributes to increasing the percentage of effective participation of women in society and economic life and has worked to increase their positive impact on their environment.

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