The “Design for Hope” tender extends from Dubai to Nigeria

Raising the slogan “Donation expands and vision becomes clearer”, the seventh edition of the charity exhibition “Design for Hope” was launched yesterday, organized by the “Initiative for Humanitarian Achievement” at the headquarters of the Dubai Ladies Club in the Jumeirah area. , and all of its revenue is shared for the eye health care program implemented by the Noor Foundation “Dubai” in Katsina State, Nigeria.

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

The noble goals of “Design for Hope”, which the Al-Manal Humanitarian Initiative has organized each year in support of charitable and development projects and programs, reflect the humanitarian vision of His Highness Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister. and the 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.

The seventh edition of the exhibition, which lasts three days, is sponsored by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) and in partnership with Dubai Media Incorporated, a group of stylists, entrepreneurs, fashion houses and jewelers from the Emirates, which reflects the authenticity . the qualities of the emirates in giving and interacting positively with the humanitarian initiatives of the state and its institutions.

The inauguration 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, Member of the Board of Directors of the Dubai Women’s Foundation, Al Joud Lootah and Fatima Mohammed. Legal Adviser and Chair of the Women’s Committee on Electricity and Water Authority in Dubai.Jokeri, Director of Corporate Support Department and Maitha Shuaib, Director of Corporate Communications Department at the Women Establishment in Dubai, Naima Ahli.

noble intentions

For his part, Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and Executive Director of the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, praised the noble intentions of the Al Manal Humanitarian Initiative and the Noor Dubai Foundation, and their tireless efforts to extend a helping hand. and benevolence to the needy around the world and to highlight the best forms of donation and humanitarian work in the UAE, showing the role of the exhibition In supporting the participation of Emirati women in the process of development and construction, consolidating the process of empowering them in the UAE and increasing their participation in various fields. Al Tayer added: “The Authority is pleased to provide support for the activities of the Al-Manal Humanitarian Initiative and all national initiatives that make a significant contribution to highlighting our identity, heritage, culture and authentic values, in addition to highlighting active participation. . of Emirati women in support of an integrated and sustainable system of voluntary and humanitarian work inside and outside the Emirates. ” . For her part, the Vice President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance, the Chair of the Board of Directors of the Women’s Foundation in Dubai and the Managing Director, Mona Ghanem Al Marri, reaffirmed the UAE’s firm belief in the importance of achieving sustained impact of its humanitarian initiatives and projects worldwide, noting that the Noor Dubai Foundation’s projects are one of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s global initiatives have reached millions of people worldwide, benefiting more than 91 million people in 97 countries during 2021 alone. She noted the important role that the Al-Manal Humanitarian Initiative has played in the field of humanitarian action locally and globally through many projects and programs that made a tangible difference in the lives of its beneficiaries, especially in the field of health and education. , praising the efforts of Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum-led initiative in supporting and empowering women and girls within their communities, and Her Highness’s desire to provide a healthy environment possible for them to carry out their family, social and economic work the role and active participation in development efforts. And she added, “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 with confidence towards the future. “

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For his part, Awad Saghir Al Ketbi, Director General of the Dubai Health Authority and Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Noor Dubai Foundation, said: “The Al-Manal Humanitarian Initiative was able, in record time, to make the mark of itself at the level of humanitarian and charitable work at the local and regional level, in addition to its leadership in this area. ” Side since its inception in 2013 by Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, emphasizing the humanitarian vision of Her Highness. He added, “The support provided by the Al-Manal Humanitarian Initiative to the Noor Dubai Foundation represents a strong impetus for the foundation’s charitable work, in addition to being an important catalyst for expanding efforts to combat visual impairments and preserve the gift of of sight. outside from (Noor Dubai) to different parts of the world. ” The “Design for Hope” exhibition has provided the opportunity for all lovers of charitable and humanitarian work to contribute to make tangible change and lasting impact in many societies and to give hope to many people in need, especially women and girls. facing economic challenges. preventing them from receiving the necessary health care, increasing the percentage of women’s effective participation in society and economic life, and working to increase their positive impact on their environment.


Saeed Al Tayer:

• “The efforts of the Al-Manal and (Noor Dubai) Humanitarian Initiative in reaching out to the needy highlight the best forms of giving and humanitarian work in the UAE.”

Mona Al Marri:

“” Good health is a top priority … and healthier societies are the ones that can look to the future with confidence. “

Awad Al-Ketbi:

• “The Al-Manal Initiative, in record time, was able to leave its mark on the level of humanitarian work at the local and regional level.”


Manal Taryam: School health is our top priority

“The foundation is concerned with combating blindness and visual impairment and we have a program in Katsina state that deals with this on more than one level and school health is one of the initiatives we offer,” said Dr. Manal Tarim, Executive. Director of Noor Dubai. She added, “(Humanitarian Manual) addresses the support of thousands of students in order to identify any visual impairment they may suffer from in addition to their treatment, and 50 teachers will be trained to be able to examine students. eyes and identify problems they may suffer to ensure early treatment. ” . She said that millions of people have benefited from the programs of “Noor Dubai”, guaranteeing the implementation of the goals of sustainable development, emphasizing that one of the goals supported by the “Humanitarian Manal” is gender balance and there will be a special program that provides for examinations and equal treatment between men and women in schools.

She confirmed that Noor Dubai, which is a member of the International Agency for Combating Blindness, which is under the World Health Organization, attends periodic meetings held three or four times a year, to take into account the needs of the world and countries in need. these programs and then develop programs that suit the circumstances and needs of each country.

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Many Emirati stylists, fashion houses and jewelers have joined the humanitarian effort by participating in the seventh edition of the Design of Hope exhibition, including: Designers Empire, Salma Bin Omar, MT, I am Me, The Cousins, Monoir, Bloom Design , Gemini Design, Shira Fashion, Blanc 8.3, Fatima with Love, Hexagon Dubai, 199×20, Diamond Jewelry, Somaya Bakkar Collection, Harf & Nash Jewelry and Toyfine Jewelry. The exhibitions are available for sale at promotional prices for visitors during the exhibition period from 11:00 to 21:00, from 25-27 January.

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