The exhibition “Design for Hope” starts in its seventh edition

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Emphasizing the charitable and humanitarian approach of the United Arab Emirates and under the wise guidance of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President’s God bless him, the 7th edition of the charity exhibition “Design for Hope” opened . yesterday morning, under the slogan “Giving expands and vision becomes clearer.” Organized by the Manale Humanitarian Initiative at the Dubai Ladies Club headquarters in the Jumeirah area, all proceeds will be donated to eye health care. program implemented by the Noor Dubai Foundation in Katsina State, Nigeria.

The health program, implemented by Noor Dubai, in collaboration with the Ministry of Health and Community Protection in the country, the Nigerian State Ministry of Education Katsina and the State Comprehensive Basic Education Council, aims to conduct eye examinations for 160,000 men and women. students and 3,000 teachers in 194 primary schools in the state with the provision of medical glasses for those in need, as 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 female teachers to conduct examinations for female students within their schools.

human vision

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

The 7th edition of the exhibition, which runs through Friday, May 27, is sponsored by the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, and the partnership of Dubai Media Incorporated, a group of stylists, entrepreneurs, fashion houses and jewelers from Emirates, which reflects the authentic qualities of the Emirates in giving and interacting positively with the humanitarian initiatives of the state and its various institutions.

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

social responsibility

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. of aid and benevolence to the needy around the world, and to highlight the best forms of giving and humanitarian work in the country and the Emirate of Dubai. His Excellency also stressed the importance of the role of the exhibition in supporting the participation of Emirati women in the development and construction process, consolidating the process of women’s empowerment in the UAE and increasing their participation in various fields.

He said, “We at the authority are pleased to support 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 the active participation of Women.” of the Emirates in support of the integrated and sustainable system of voluntary and humanitarian work inside and outside the country ”.

sustained impact

On the other hand, Mona Ghanem Al Marri, Vice President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balancing, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Women in Dubai Foundation and Managing Director, reaffirmed the UAE’s firm belief in the importance of achieving influence enduring of its humanism. initiatives and projects worldwide, noting that the Noor Dubai Foundation projects are one of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s global initiatives that have reached millions of people worldwide, as they have benefited from more than 91 million people in 97 countries during 2021 alone.

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 Her Highness’s Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum 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 work and economic role and actively contribute to development efforts.

faith and aspiration

Al Marri praised the great role played by the Dubai Electric and Water Authority in the arena of humanitarian work locally and globally, noting that sponsorship of the 7th edition of the “Design for Hope” exhibition comes in the same context. She also praised the Dubai Media Corporation Partnership in this charitable and humanitarian event, which reflects her desire to fulfill her social responsibility as one of the leading media organizations in the Middle East.

private traces

For his part, 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 “Manale Humanitarian Initiative”, in record time, was able to leave its mark . at the level of humanitarian and charitable work at the local and regional level, in addition to its leadership.In this regard, since its inception in 2013 by Her Highness Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, emphasizing Saj.

He said: The support provided by the “Manale Humanitarian Initiative” to the Noor Dubai 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 vision performed by “Noor Dubai” in different countries of the world.

the right of sight

The Noor Dubai Foundation derives its guiding principles from the premise that everyone has the right to enjoy health and that everyone has the right to vision, and the Foundation’s vision includes that medical services are available to all without discrimination because all people with the income have the right to have access to health care and fair treatment and assistance that will improve living standards and opportunities for a fruitful future.

Media partner

For her part, Khadija Al Yousef, Acting Director of Corporate Marketing and Communication at Dubai Media Incorporated, reaffirmed the Corporation’s readiness to support such humanitarian initiatives as part of the Corporate strategic plan and in accordance with state guidelines. , which makes do not hesitate to stand at the forefront of the first countries that achieved achievements in various fields of humanitarian work.Through the implementation of many noble humanitarian initiatives aimed at supporting human capacity, as it were, to address and meet various challenges and to improve. the resilience of all humanity in the face of these challenges, whether educational, health or otherwise, and to mitigate the effects of these challenges.

Dubai Media Incorporated is one of the leading media organizations and creative services in the Middle East and the largest media organization in the country. The Foundation operates within an integrated, smart, innovative and sustainable media vision that delivers high quality content and offers competition and diverse media services that enhance the position of Dubai and the UAE and contribute to the future industry. .

response and initiative

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 , Design Twins, Shira Fashion, Blanc 8.3, Fatima with Love, Hexagon Dubai, 199×20, Diamond Jewelry, Somaya Bakkar Collection, Harf & Nash Jewelry, Toyfine Jewelry.


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