DAMAC promises support to Al Tareq Rehabilitation and Autism Centre

Wed, 15 Feb, 2023

As part of its commitment to social welfare and development, the Hussain Sajwani DAMAC Foundation (HSDF) has extended support to the Al Tareq Rehabilitation and Autism Centre.

DAMAC presented a donation cheque to officials from the Sharjah-based Center in a bid to support their commitment to people of determination.

The Center expressed gratitude in the support shown by HSDF and applauded the Foundation’s keenness to enhance means of cooperation towards therapeutic and educational services for community members.

"The Foundation’s charitable and humanitarian work is a source of pride in the UAE's humanitarian vision. It contributes to establishing community solidarity and giving back to society by supporting the UAE government's directives to empower people of determination, implement policies as well as support initiatives for this category,” said, Ambassador Counselor Tareq Al Saif, Director General of Al Tareq Center.

Both parties discussed topics of interest that can contribute to policies that support autism and autistic people. This included increasing community awareness, organising workshops and awareness lectures, and providing assessments.

Also as part of this collaboration, the Center will provide free autism assessments for children of DAMAC employees as part of the annual initiative to promote mental health and nutrition for children who are autistic and those who require early intervention. Those who wish to reach out to the Center may email us on internalcommunications@damacgroup.com and we will be happy to facilitate this offer. 

“We highly admire and appreciate the work done by Al Tareq Rehabilitation & Autism Centre in helping develop and enhance skills of children with learning and developmental disabilities. It is an honour for us to support their activities in continuing their work and thus empowering and enriching the lives of those who need them most,” said Niall McLoughlin, Senior Vice President at DAMAC.

DAMAC places great emphasis on social responsibility, having invested interest and financial aid to support causes that align with its vision and goals.

Last year, the Group signed an MoU with Knowledge Fund to support the Dubai Schools project by providing scholarship funding worth AED 20 million for Emirati students’ tuition fees starting in the 2022-2023 academic year. Additionally, the Foundation was part of 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 with petty offences.  

HSDF has also pledged Dh5 million for the 1 Billion Meals initiative launched by Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE, and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum at the start of Ramadan 2022, aimed at providing meals to underprivileged communities in 50 countries across the world. The Foundation has also partnered with the Dubai Future Foundation to provide software development training to one million people across the Arab world, known as the One Million Arab Coders Initiative.

Going forward, the foundation will assess unmet needs in the community that could contribute towards the sustainability and improved livelihood of Arab youth. 

Picture caption: Ambassador Counselor Tareq Al Saif, Director General of Al Tareq Center, Shawqi Sajwani from DAMAC Group, Adel Fawzi, Public and Media Relations Manager at Al Tareq Center