Emirates News Agency – Emirati Women’s Day is a celebration of women’s lasting social impact: women volunteers
ABU DHABI, 28th August, 2022 (WAM) — Several Emirati volunteers who are part of Social Contribution Authority (Ma’an) programs and initiatives have emphasized that Emirati Women’s Day is an occasion to celebrate the inspiring achievements of Emirati women and their role in creating lasting social impact that enhances the stature of the country.
In his statement to the Emirates News Agency (WAM), Salama Al Amimi, Managing Director of Ma’an, said the Emirati Women’s Day is a realization of the empowerment approach established by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and highlights the efforts and directives of H.H. Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women’s Union, President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, Supreme President of the Foundation for the Development of family and “Mother of the Nation”, to raise the stature of Emirati women and support them.
“In light of the UAE leadership’s continued support for Emirati women, as part of a forward-looking vision to empower them, Emirati women have utilized every opportunity afforded to them in various fields and committed in the process of sustainable development,” she said.
Since the establishment of the authority, she has been keen to offer support and advice to the projects and ideas of Emirati social entrepreneurs, and the previous years have seen a series of distinguished projects led by young Emirati women, he said. she adds.
Ghaya’s financial education program saw the active participation of volunteer Emirati instructors to correct concepts related to financial administration. They formed four batches of females.
Nada Saeed Abdullah, an Emirati Accredited Business Skills and Financial Trainer, who works as the Chief Financial Officer for the Emirates Foundation, has over 20 years of experience. She stated that the purpose of her participation in the program and volunteering as a trainer is to share her knowledge for the benefit of others, and added that she enjoys sharing her knowledge and expertise with community members for the benefit of all.
The program was put in place at the right time because everyone must think about acquiring the necessary skills in financial literacy, she underlined. The leadership of the United Arab Emirates has empowered women and enabled them to become key partners in the overall development process, affirming that they must be influential and effective and must capitalize on all available opportunities to engage and leave a mark. remarkable mark on the community, she added.
Khadija Al Ghafri, a banking worker from Ras Al Khaimah, said she has been volunteering since 2021 and wants to participate in a wide range of national programs and activities.
The Ma’an program encouraged her to use her work and volunteer experience. She is an accredited trainer working in banking with a passion for volunteering, she added.
She also said that she is confident that this distinguished social program will have a tremendous effect on the community, which will not be limited to its participants, but will also impact their families, friends and colleagues.
“Solidarity and cooperation will help us meet and overcome challenges. I am proud to be a volunteer, forming three batches of Ghaya’s financial education program,” she said.
Sheikha Al Suwaidi, an employee of the Abu Dhabi Department of Culture and Tourism who volunteers for the program, said she wanted to share her knowledge and skills with community members, explaining that most young people face problems when managing their finances. , which is mostly about not knowing what you need and want.
Al Suwaidi said Sheikha Fatima is her role model and as an Emirati woman managing the affairs of her family and children, she believes that Emirati women can have a positive impact on the community, adding that she can share his knowledge and expertise through his work and volunteer activities for the benefit of the community.
The Journey of Generations program is one of the authority’s main initiatives, organized in cooperation with the Al Mubarakah Foundation to promote interactions between elderly citizens and residents and the young people of the Abu Dhabi community during the COVID pandemic. -19.
Samira Mohammed, one of the program’s volunteers who is currently retired, said volunteering is a spiritually fulfilling activity as it brings happiness and enriches people’s skills.
She went on to explain that volunteering activities in the UAE have witnessed remarkable growth in recent years, but there is still work to be done to raise public awareness of the importance and benefits of volunteering, as part of the national duty. some people.
She also noted that Emirati women have demonstrated their ability to produce and give, as well as promote the development stature of the UAE. They are able to lead key sectors and areas, and traditional perceptions about women have changed, in light of the UAE leadership’s drive to empower women and enable them to excel and innovate. .
On Emirati Women’s Day, Mohammed sends a message to all women in the country, telling them to be confident and invest their energies, in service to themselves and the community.
Shuae Al Rumaithi, a student at Abu Dhabi University and a volunteer with the Journey of Generations programme, said young people need to be more connected to older people. She was keen to volunteer in the program to learn from the experiences of seniors and explore the country’s traditional heritage.
“Seniors are a real wealth for the citizens of the country, and a link between the past and the present,” she said. The UAE and its leaders have made every effort to empower women and encourage them to achieve many unprecedented achievements and successes. Emirati women have proven that they deserve leadership positions in all fields, she added.