Emirates Foundation celebrates International Volunteer Day

ABU DHABI, 5th December, 2017 (WAM) — On the occasion of International Volunteer Day, Emirates Foundation, in collaboration with a number of volunteering organisations across the UAE, has organised an engaging event for people of determination.

The event is open to Emirati youth and families, encouraging them to participate in the activities and providing them the opportunity to embrace the culture of volunteering and give back to their communities in the spirit of service.

It will take place in Umm Al Emarat Park in Abu Dhabi today, 5th December, from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm and will be attended by representatives from Emirates Foundation, Ministry of Community Development, Special Olympics IX Middle East and North Africa Games 2018, Abu Dhabi Police, UAE Marshal, Zayed Higher Organisation, Future Centre for Special Needs, Happiness Imprint, Barjeel Foundation, Ghantoot Club, and Irtiqa Centre for Talent development.

The event is expected to witness a large attendance from people of determination who will take part in a fun filled afternoon activities alongside Emirati youth who will dedicate their time to organize the activities, as part of their commitment to volunteer.

Commenting on the event, Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon Al Nahyan, Managing Director of the Emirates Foundation, said, “The act of volunteering is a unique virtue and a treasure to our nation, creating both social value and a boost to the economy. At Emirates Foundation, promoting volunteerism amongst youth, is at heart of our mission, and we stand committed to continue to nurture and cultivate the culture of volunteering as part of our commitment towards our nation’s economic development and prosperity.”

He added, “Our presence today’ is a true reflection of the vision set forth by the UAE wise leadership aiming at educating and raising the awareness for our youth about the importance of volunteering and giving back to the nation. At Emirates Foundation, we believe in the highest potential of our youth and their sense of social responsibility and therefore trust them to deliver on being ‘volunteering ambassadors’ for our nation.”

He expressed his gratitude to the volunteers who have demonstrated their commitment and dedication throughout the year at events hosted locally and internationally, and thanked volunteer organizations joining the event in full solidarity and support to nurturing the culture of volunteerism amongst youth across the nation.

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