The One Million Arab Coders initiative - DAMAC CSR

Milestones

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

Dubai Cares

Donated 10 apartments valued at AED 10 million for auctioning to support Dubai Cares initiatives

Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation

The Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation is a joint philanthropic initiative between the DAMAC Group and its Chairman, 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.