Wed 22-02-2023 01:17 AM
DUBAI, 21st February 21, 2023, (WAM) –The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) has hosted an honouring ceremony to recognise its strategic partners who have supported its programmes, events, and campaigns. The event was held as part of the foundation’s ongoing efforts to foster a culture of cooperation and appreciation for the efforts of partners.
The ceremony was attended by Ahmed Darwish Al Muhairi, Chairman of the Board of the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, and HE Sheikha Saeed Al Mansouri, Acting-Director General of the Foundation. Inaugurated by artist and influencer Muhannad Bin Hudhail, the event began with a moment of silence to honour the victims of the recent earthquakes that struck Syria and Türkiye.
The ceremony aimed to show appreciation for the efforts of government partners, private parties, and international partners who have collaborated to support the Foundation’s efforts in raising awareness about societal issues such as domestic violence, human trafficking, and child abuse.
Ahmed Darwish Al Muhairi stated that the Foundation is committed to fulfilling its noble mission and moral duties towards the victims of domestic violence, bullying, and human trafficking. He emphasized that the Foundation draws inspiration from the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who laid the foundations and principles of humanitarian work, and that his culture has become a way of life that reflects the UAE’s essence.
For her part, Al Mansouri said that the honour is a reflection of the spirit of cooperation between official and private bodies and institutions, adding that the foundation will spare no effort to preserve the gains that have been made and lay the foundation for future humanitarian achievements that live up to the UAE’s stature and its leadership in promoting noble practices locally and globally.
Al Mansouri stated that the Foundation will remain committed to raising awareness in the community, both at the individual and collective levels, as well as within official and private institutions. She highlighted the significance of contributing to the campaigns and programs to achieve the state’s goals and strategies and keep pace with the development movement, which is built on human values.
The ceremony honored government and private sector partners, including the Dubai Police, the General Directorate of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Dubai, Ministry of Interior, Sharjah Police, Umm Al Qaiwain Police, Ras Al Khaimah Police, Fujairah Police, and Ajman Police, along with international partners such as the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees and Children’s Villages International and the International Organization for Migration, as well as other media partners.
During the event, the foundation highlighted some of its previous year’s efforts, including launching a charitable endowment dedicated to the care of women and children in collaboration with the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation, providing animal-assisted therapy, mobile rehabilitation services, and virtual counseling sessions in collaboration with Dubai Police, and serving about 3,000 women and children.