DAMAC Properties and its Founder, Hussain Sajwani, have collaborated with a range of initiatives and organisations to alleviate hardship and improve quality of life across the communities in which DAMAC operates. Notable milestones include:

Zayed Day for Humanitarian Action

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.

Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation

The Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation is a joint philanthropic initiative between the DAMAC Group and its Founder, Hussain Sajwani. The Foundation focuses on learning and skills development opportunities to catalyse gainful social and economic participation. The Foundation’s initiatives empower communities within the Arab world towards a sustainable future.

Our mission

The Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation delivers the learning and skills development instrumental in creating socio-economic participation and improving livelihoods.

Our cause

The Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation is committed to advancing education and learning as its primary objective. It assesses gaps in learning, and unmet vocational skill needs within communities. Then, it targets these gaps with initiatives that can improve economic circumstances, promote employment and create uplift. 

The Foundation is the main sponsor of the Dubai Future Foundation’s ‘One Million Arab Coders’ initiative – an integrated educational programme that aims to empower one million Arabs with the ability to code.

The Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation joins a network of grassroots organisations, NGOs and government bodies collaborating across the Arab world to facilitate computer and internet access for interested students.

The One Million Arab Coders initiative has received over a million applications, with 311 top students selected to enrol in a Udacity nanodegree course

Find out more about the One Million Arab Coders initiative. Or read Mr Hussain Sajwani’s thoughts on the importance of coding for the jobs of the future.