Minister of Public Works: “The initiatives aim to express gratitude to our Leadership and to assure that we are following Zayed’s steps in hard work and giving”
His Excellency Dr. Abdullah Bel Haif Al Nuaimi, Minister of Public Works and Chairman of the Shaikh Zayed Housing Program’s Board of Directors, and the National Transport Authority, announced the launch of three social initiatives coinciding with Zayed Emirati Humanitarian Day. The initiatives includes; “Their happiness is our hope” initiative, “Suqia” initiative, and photo charity auction.
The suhour is organizaed annually by the three authorities at the Intercontinental Hotel in Dubai, and was attended by HE Minister of Public Works, leaders of the three authorities, directors of departments, and over 300 employees. The event included several activities from the Emirati culture.
At the beginning of the ceremony, HE Dr. Eng. Abdullah Bel Haif Al Nuaimi congratulated the employees for the coming of Generous Ramadan, wishing them success in performing their duties, and expressing His gratitude appreciation for attending the ceremony. HE wished the employees success in their endeavors and asked them to make more effort in boosting the positivity of the job environment, for it has a key part in achieving the aspirations of our wise leadership.
In his speech in the ceremony, HE noted that organizing this ceremony annually on Ramadan serves to maintain friendship and social spirit between directors and employees and enhance the dialogue and social communication amongst the stockholders. HE demonstrated that such meetings are only a simple step in appreciating the effort and results the employees have achieved during last year, and motive of hard working next year, which is the foundation of success at work. HE also pointed out that the participation of these three authorities strive to support values of prosperity that the Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, God rests His soul, has seeded in His people.
His Excellency, Minister of Public Works, assured that the initiatives that have been launched aim to pay gratitude and confirm that these organizations continue to follow the map drawn by the nation’s founding father; God rests His soul, in terms of hard work, dedication and generosity. HE noted the importance of Emirati Humanitarian Day in boosting the spirit of humanitarian acts the Emirati community, for the event adopts values of humanitarian acts the founding father had pioneered in and outside the UAE.
HE Minister of Public Works talked about the great and wise humanitarian stands and noble deeds of the founding father, Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, God rests His soul, who was world-renowned president. HE noted that the humanitarian act surpasses all businesses, and social collaboration and coordination represent one of the most important milestones of development and prosperity.
“The blossoms of evolution, development and progressiveness prospering nowadays in the UAE has been seeded by the founding father, Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan, God rests His soul, and watered by the acts of advancement and construction set by His Highness, Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, God bless Him, and His brother, His Highness, Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, God bless Him, and their brothers, Their Highnesses, Members of the Federal Supreme Council, Rulers of Emirates”, His Excellency noted.
The ceremony included playing a film on the initiatives, their goals and the targeted categories, as well as competitions for the employees, which dealt with aspects of humanitarian action to motivate them to review the nature of the initiative, in addition to other activities that contribute in achieving the campaign’s targets and raise awareness about the importance of humanitarian work in strengthening the community’s security while spreading the spirit of self-initiative of good deeds in future generations, as well as promoting for successful and effecting humanitarian actions in the UAE. The ceremony also included offering prizes to winners.
A review on the three initiatives launched in the ceremony and the targeted categories are as follows:
“Their Happiness is our Hope” initiative
The initiative was launched the Ministry of Public Works aims to rehabilitate and maintain basic essential infrastructure that are important for special needs people and assist them in their daily life, as well as providing humanitarian services to the community, assist in developing and rehabilitating facilities to fit with special needs people, and invest the Ministry’s expertise in the field.
“Following the UAE’s belief in its humanitarian responsibility, willingness to serve the community’s wishes across the country and demonstration of human collaboration it has always cherished, the UAE sought to provide the appropriate mechanism to achieve such noble humanitarian targets. The concept emerged from the will to contribute in assisting the community and shed light on developing the facilities that assist special-needs people in their daily life, in cooperation with Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, in order to define the charity initiatives that contribute in serving the community in general and special-needs people in particular, by providing housing for special-needs people, offering engineering advices to them when needed, and maintaining and rehabilitating the Hope School and Kindergarten, a subsidiary of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services.”, noted Eng. Hassan Al Mansouri, Assistant Undersecretary of Works Affairs at the Ministry.
Photographic Pictures Charity Auction
Engineer Jamila Al Findi, Director General of the Zayed Housing Program, said that this Ramadan gathering in its second year reflects the program’s keenness on enhancing relations between directors and employees to affirm the values of charity work through initiatives and activities such as the photographic pictures charity auction, where the auction revenues will be donated to Suqia UAE.
Al Finidi thanked the attending officials and employees of the three federal authorities for attending this distinguished social event apart from the daily routine at work.
His Excellency, Salem Al Zaabi, Acting Director General of the National Transport Authority (NTA), expressed his appreciation for the participation of NTA in the Soqia initiative, which was launched by His Highness, Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashed, Vice President of the UAE, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, God bless Him. The initiative aims to provide clean water for five million people across the world through raising money from its employees.
“The UAE’s achievements in humanitarian work are fruits to what our founding fathers had seeded, God rest their souls, leading them is our inspiring leader, Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, God rest His soul, for he drew a clear map of the sustainable and humanitarian work that would enhance the UAE’s position amongst states of the world as an essential donor. In addition to boosting efforts in supporting sustainable development and activating the state’s participation in humanitarian initiatives. We, Emiratis, are proud of our leader, HH Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, God bless Him. Thanks to the close follow up of HH Shaikh Mohammed Bin Rashed Al Maktoum, Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, efforts are made to support and promote humanitarian causes, as well as pioneering in providing assistance to humanitarian cases across the globe.”, HE said.
At the end of the ceremony, HE, Minister of Public Works, honored the sponsors of the initiative; Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Humanitarian Actions Foundation, Al Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services, Yusuf Habib Yusuf Group, and Dar Al Burr Association.