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:

1 Billion Meals Campaign

The Hussain Sajwani – DAMAC Foundation (HSDF) has pledged AED5 million to the UAE’s 1 Billion Meals’ Initiative, launched by Sheikh Mohammed at the beginning of the holy month of Ramadan in March 2022 aimed to provide meals to underprivileged people in 50 countries from around the world. The pledge is part of the DAMAC Group’s plans for a trio of charitable activities for 2022.

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.


In addition, the Foundation has also recently launched the ‘Fresh Slate’ initiative in collaboration with the Dubai Police General Headquarters aimed at aiding detainees in Dubai’s Punitive and Correctional Institutions who have been charged for petty offences. The initiative will cover the financial obligations of the detainees to ensure their release and safe return to their families with a new opportunity to become productive members of society. 

Fresh Slate is among a trio of charitable projects being launched by HSDF in 2022, with others to be announced in the coming weeks. These initiatives are part of the Foundation’s ongoing corporate social responsibility to support the education and youth sectors.