Hessa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, has announced the launch of the senior volunteers initiative.
Hessa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, has announced the launch of the senior volunteers initiative.

New UAE senior citizens volunteering initiative launched



Senior Emiratis will be given the chance to volunteer in their communities as part of an empowering initiative being rolled out across the UAE.

The scheme, announced at the Abu Dhabi Volunteers 2020 Forum, will ensure people spanning the generations can help to "nurture a culture of giving".

The event was held as preparations gather pace for the capital's hosting of the next International Association for Volunteering Effort World Volunteer Conference in 2020, set to be the largest global gathering of volunteer experts and practitioners, which is to be hosted by Emirates Foundation.

The world conference, which is being held in the Middle East for the first time, is expected to attract more than 1,000 delegates.

The volunteers forum took place at the Ritz-Carlton Abu Dhabi, Grand Canal hotel, with attendees including Hessa Buhumaid, Minister of Community Development, Dr Mugheer Al Khaili, chairman of the Department of Community Development and  Mubarak Saeed Al Shamsi, board member at Emirates Foundation.

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A host of dignitaries and high-level officials from volunteer organisations such as Emirates Red Crescent, Dubai Cares, Watani Al Emarat Foundation and Emirati Marshal were also present.

Sheikh Sultan bin Tahnoon, a member of Abu Dhabi's Executive Council and managing director of Emirates Foundation, said bringing the event to the UAE was key to the country's volunteering vision.

"Volunteerism is a true reflection of the vision set forth by the wise leadership of the UAE to nurture a culture of giving and civic engagement.

"Hosting the next IAVE World Volunteer Conference in Abu Dhabi in 2020, reaffirms our nation’s leading role in volunteering efforts on the global stage."

"Hosting the global IAVE conference in Abu Dhabi recognises the central role of volunteering in our young nation, which has been built on the spirit of service and giving by the UAE’s Founding Father, Sheikh Zayed," said Hessa Buhumaid, who announced the launch of the senior volunteers initiative.

The programme will focus on engaging senior citizens from all over the country.

COMPANY PROFILE

Name: Xpanceo

Started: 2018

Founders: Roman Axelrod, Valentyn Volkov

Based: Dubai, UAE

Industry: Smart contact lenses, augmented/virtual reality

Funding: $40 million

Investor: Opportunity Venture (Asia)

Company Profile

Name: Direct Debit System
Started: Sept 2017
Based: UAE with a subsidiary in the UK
Industry: FinTech
Funding: Undisclosed
Investors: Elaine Jones
Number of employees: 8

SPECS: Polestar 3

Engine: Long-range dual motor with 400V battery
Power: 360kW / 483bhp
Torque: 840Nm
Transmission: Single-speed automatic
Max touring range: 628km
0-100km/h: 4.7sec
Top speed: 210kph
Price: From Dh360,000
On sale: September

The specs: 2018 Harley-Davidson Fat Boy

Price, base / as tested Dh97,600
Engine 1,745cc Milwaukee-Eight v-twin engine
Transmission Six-speed gearbox
Power 78hp @ 5,250rpm
Torque 145Nm @ 3,000rpm
Fuel economy, combined 5.0L / 100km (estimate)

Trippier bio

Date of birth September 19, 1990

Place of birth Bury, United Kingdom

Age 26

Height 1.74 metres

Nationality England

Position Right-back

Foot Right

Company profile

Name: Belong
Based: Dubai
Founders: Michael Askew and Matthew Gaziano
Sector: Technology
Total funding: $3.5 million from crowd funding and angel investors
Number of employees:
12

Dates for the diary

To mark Bodytree’s 10th anniversary, the coming season will be filled with celebratory activities:

  • September 21 Anyone interested in becoming a certified yoga instructor can sign up for a 250-hour course in Yoga Teacher Training with Jacquelene Sadek. It begins on September 21 and will take place over the course of six weekends.
  • October 18 to 21 International yoga instructor, Yogi Nora, will be visiting Bodytree and offering classes.
  • October 26 to November 4 International pilates instructor Courtney Miller will be on hand at the studio, offering classes.
  • November 9 Bodytree is hosting a party to celebrate turning 10, and everyone is invited. Expect a day full of free classes on the grounds of the studio.
  • December 11 Yogeswari, an advanced certified Jivamukti teacher, will be visiting the studio.
  • February 2, 2018 Bodytree will host its 4th annual yoga market.
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Final: Beat Jasmine Paolini 6-2, 6-2

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Torque: 900Nm

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Engine: 2.5L, in-line four-cylinder
Transmission: Continuously variable transmission
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COMPANY PROFILE

Company name: Klipit

Started: 2022

Founders: Venkat Reddy, Mohammed Al Bulooki, Bilal Merchant, Asif Ahmed, Ovais Merchant

Based: Dubai, UAE

Industry: Digital receipts, finance, blockchain

Funding: $4 million

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8.30pm: Wathba Stallions Cup – Maiden (PA) Dh70,000 (Turf) 1,200m
9pm: Yas Island – Handicap (PA) Dh80,000 (T) 1,400m
9.30pm: Saadiyat Island – Handicap (PA) Dh80,000 (T) 1,600m
10pm: Reem Island – Handicap (PA) Dh80,000 (T) 2,200m
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11pm: Al Maryah Island – Handicap (TB) Dh80,000 (T) 1,600m

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