Quote by HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, on International Volunteer Day 2020

“Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) works in line with an integrated Corporate Social Responsibility strategy that includes several pioneering humanitarian and volunteering initiatives. This strategy aligns with the integrated and sustainable voluntary system in Dubai and the UAE. DEWA’s vision is guided by the directives of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to promote voluntarism, which is rooted in Emirati society. Emirati society is founded on the principles of Islam, Arab traditions and the worthy values instilled by the Founding Fathers. DEWA works on enhancing social responsibility among its staff and promoting the culture of humanitarian work inside and outside the UAE. This makes them effective and influential individuals who support a cohesive society and preserve its identity,” said HE Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA.

“DEWA launched 330 social initiatives from 2013 to 2019, with 131,000 hours of volunteer work. This contributed to elevating DEWA’s society happiness percentage up to 93% in 2019. As part of the national efforts to curb the outbreak of COVID-19, DEWA provided logistic support for the healthcare and community sectors in the ‘Your City Needs You’ campaign. The Campaign was launched by His Highness Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of the Executive Council. A large number of DEWA staff volunteered to help the frontline defenders, where they proved their readiness, commitment to the training and following all precautionary measures. They also reflected effective participation, solidarity, and social cohesion in volunteering work virtually and on field. Over the past year, 80 DEWA employees earned the DEWA Volunteer Diploma, which increases the capabilities of participants in all aspects of voluntarism, qualifies them to manage volunteering programmes locally and globally, and prepares them to become trainers in DEWA’s Volunteer Leadership Programme,” said Al Tayer.

 

Source: Dubai Electricity and Water Authority

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