Dubai Cares – donated 10 apartments valued at AED 10 million for auctioning to support Dubai Cares initiatives.
What is the Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation?
The Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation is a joint philanthropic initiative between the DAMAC Group and its Chairman to support His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s vision for the creation of an empowered society through learning and skills development.
The Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation aims to empower people across the Arab world through its support of the ‘One Million Arab Coders’ Initiative, an education programme that will have tremendous social impact on society, by empowering one million Arabs with the skills and technical expertise needed for the jobs of the future.
Why Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR)?
As a home-grown Company, we feel it is important to give back to the community in which we operate, one that has given us so much. The foundation is keen to unlock the full potential of the region’s skills through education and hard work. This is the path the Chairman followed and the path he has put his children on. Contributing to a sustainable future for generations to come, he aims to empower the wider community within the Arab region.
DAMAC and Hussain Sajwani in particular, have always contributed to philanthropic activities over the years, supporting a range of organisations, such as the Emirates Red Crescent, Dubai Cares and Dar Al Ber Society. Philanthropy is a core principle entrenched in the value system of the Sajwani family and their beliefs. Through this initiative, Hussain Sajwani and DAMAC are formalising their efforts in support of His Highness’s vision for a better future.
Dubai Autism Centre – donated AED 1 million to support the building of a new, high-tech care facility for children with autism.
Emirates Red Crescent – donated AED 1 Million to the UAE Suqia (Water Aid) Campaign, as part of the Ramadan charitable giving programme, providing access to fresh drinking water for five million people around the world who suffer from a shortage of potable water.
Emirates Red Crescent – donated AED 1 million to “Yemen We Care” Campaign, launched under the orders of President HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces.
Emirates Red Crescent – donated AED 1 million to the Tarahamu (UAE Compassion) Campaign, to support thousands of refugees and homeless in Jordan and Lebanon hit by the ‘Huda’ across the Levant region.
Dar Al Ber Society – AED 100,000 to sponsor the annual Ramadan ceremony for orphans and underprivileged children.
‘One Million Arab Coders’ Initiative – participation mechanism:
The ‘One Million Arab Coders’ Initiative includes a unique, integrated educational programme that is divided into several phases over a period of two years, through which a specialised software and programming curriculum is presented every three months.
- The third cohort started on 5th August 2018. Since the launch of the initiative, over 400,000 students enrolled.
- Applications for fourth cohort is now open, please sign up directly at the Initiative’s website.
- The duration of each cohort is three months.
Students and tutors can choose to specialise in one out of four programmes, in the field of coding:
- Full Stack Web Developer
- App Developer
- Data Analytics
- Front End Web Developer
For full information about the courses, programmes and applications, please click here.
To learn more about the importance of coding read more on my blog.