The Hussain Sajwani-DAMAC Foundation has pledged AED1 million to the ‘100 Million Meals’ campaign, aimed at providing food parcels for disadvantaged individuals and families across 20 countries during the Holy Month of Ramadan in 2021. The donation helped provide one million meals to beneficiaries in countries across the Middle East, Asia and Africa.
What is the Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation?
The Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation is a joint philanthropic initiative between the DAMAC Group and its Founder, Hussain Sajwani. 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 Sajwani 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.
The Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation aims to improve the livelihoods of others, through foundational learning and skills development initiatives that address the unmet needs of the communities that DAMAC operates in.
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.
DAMAC and Hussain Sajwani in particular, have always contributed to philanthropic activities over the years, supporting a range of initiatives and organisations, such as the Arab Hope Makers 2020, 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.
In the spirit of Ramadhan, The Hussain Sajwani DAMAC Foundation has supported the Al Hadaf Centre for People of Determination. Under the Ministry of Education – Distance Learning initiative, the Centre will provide electronic devices for children to continue and enhance distance learning.
On the occasion of Zayed’s Day for Humanitarian Action, The Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation has supported the Al-Tariq Rehabilitation and Autism Centre to assist and provide services for health, rehabilitation and educational care to different groups of people of determination.
The Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation announced the donation of AED 1 million to provide 125,000 meals to communities affected by the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak in the UAE, as part of the country’s biggest food distribution drive.
Arab Hope Makers 2020 – The Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation has pledged AED 3 million to the Arab Hope Makers initiative 2020, this contribution will go to the initiative’s Humanitarian Cause of the Year – the construction of the Magdi Yacoub Global Heart Centre in Egypt, which will help thousands of Arab children and adults suffering from heart diseases free-of-charge.
One Million Arab Coders Initiative: Launched by Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, the ‘One Million Arab Coders’ aims to empower one million Arabic students with the language of coding.
Dubai Cares – donated 10 apartments valued at AED 10 million for auctioning to support Dubai Cares initiatives.
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.
To mark the occasion of the International Humanitarian Day initiative under the slogan of ‘Your families … our people’, there was an assembly held during which, the Director of the Red Crescent, Mr Khalfan Sarhan Al-Rumaithi, received a cheque from Brigadier General Jamal Salem Al Ameri, Executive Director of the Saed Association, to help families affected by the novel coronavirus, COVID-19. This was followed by a field tour to document the initiative on the affected families, accompanied by a delegation from the Red Crescent and Abu Dhabi Police. DAMAC supported this initiative as part of its ongoing community activities.