Local Government Initiatives - Abu Dhabi
Spreading a Culture of Volunteerism
Educational programmes and awareness campaigns will be launched, with the objective of establishing a culture of volunteering, an essential pillar in overall social development and social cohesion, in the community. All government, quasi-government and private sector institutions are urged to participate by appealing to their employees and offering them volunteer opportunities to help those in need, including people with disabilities, orphans, the elderly, and hospitalised patients.
Goodness is in You - Support Those in Need
An initiative aimed at providing a helping hand to the needy, including to low-income families, workers, students and other social groups, through the provision of services and assistance from various staff members in a selection of institutions in Abu Dhabi.
Good is in You – Support the Underprivileged
The initiative includes actively seeking to offer support to those who are reluctant to show they need help.
Goodness is in our Children
An initiative that aims to promote the sense of responsibility, which will enhance the sense of belonging, in younger people.
Social Responsibility for Community Development
Organizing events and activities related to different areas of life to foster the civil society in terms of health and environmental awareness.
Everyone is Responsible
The initiative focuses on instilling the value of social responsibility through the dissemination of ‘giving’ policies in the public and private sectors, working to achieve a framework for institutional partnership between the two.
The initiative focuses on the effective contributions of Abu Dhabi institutions toward developing the role of humanitarian organisations, determining the specific needs of the groups targeted by those organisations, and helping in achieving maximum efficiency.
Media and the Year of Giving Initiatives in Abu Dhabi
This will support all other initiatives and objectives for the Year of Giving in Abu Dhabi by dedicating coverage that promotes the culture of giving, targeting specific audiences with stories and information benefiting the community as a whole.
Create policies to organize the voluntary work
Create policies to organize the voluntary work within Abu Dhabi to be implemented according to laws and rules in the UAE.
Create policies to activate the role of social responsibility
Create policies to activate the role of social responsibility within Abu Dhabi in order to participate in the sake of sustainable development.
Local Government Initiatives - Dubai 2017
Medical Assistance Programme
A programme designed to assist patients in need, which includes 49 pharmaceutical programmes, and will be launched in collaboration with private-sector companies, charities and donors. The programme aims to aid under the advisement of the Heath Authority, to patients in need regardless of their nationalities. The programme aims to provide assistance to 3,000 chronic and critical patients in 2017, with a total contribution in medical aid of up to AED 265 million.
Magistrate for Good
The initiative aims to reconcile families outside of court. The initiative will recreate a domestic environment where couples can discuss their family issues, children can be supported, and families can work towards positive reconciliation.
Participating for Good
The initiative will address the CSR pillar by creating a CSR Index, a measuring tool to assess CSR by number of participants and number of financial donations, in harmony with the federal index. The initiative aims to achieve 30% of the index in 2017, and the remaining in 2018.
It is a community-based initiative that operates within an integrated programme, leveraging the role of the private sector (under the CSR pillar) in contributions to community development projects. Community development projects include services that support people with disabilities, the elderly and children, education, speech and language clinics, and consultation centre programmes (in cooperation with 280 service centres in Dubai).
The initiatives aims to enhance Dubai’s philanthropy sector by developing a database that registers volunteers in the public and private sectors, gives volunteers a chance to coordinate and calculates the financial value of volunteering.
The initiative will also be launched, in coordination with Dubai courts and law firms, to enhance the community’s trust in the judicial system through pro bono work, providing legal advice to low-income individuals. The initiative aims to provide free legal counsel to 1000 people, estimated at the cost of AED 3 million, via 81 law firms based in Dubai.
AED for Good
The initiative, in collaboration with the Roads and Transport Authority (RTA), that gives all users an option to donate one dirham upon completing any RTA-related transaction. All proceeds will go toward development projects, in the transportation and infrastructure sectors, in underdeveloped countries.
Local Government Initiatives - Sharjah 2017
Old Homes Maintenance
The initiative invites volunteers from the public and private sectors to help maintain old homes in the Emirate.
The initiative includes creating a legislation that allows employees to dedicate a specific amount of time toward a cause, and that is considered during employee annual evaluations.
The Volunteer Forum
The initiative will be inviting the most prominent local and regional figured to attend and share their humanitarian experiences and knowledge.
A special exhibition will take place, whereby exclusive products and goods will be sold, and where all proceeds will go to charity.
Local Government Initiatives - Ajman 2017
The Giving Duty
The initiative invites volunteers to help the elderly, in collaboration with government institutions.
A professional diploma in the field of Corporate Social responsibility, which will be offered for the first time in the 2017/18 academic year to all students at Ajman University.
The initiative will offer students help and support with tuition fees.
The initiative includes enlisting 23 male and female Ajman government employees in a programme that, in line with Ajman Vision 2021, aims to create positive leaders that can improve their positivity and leadership skills.
Attration Policy for Green Economic Activities
A productive policy to attract economic investments that support sustainable social development.
Ajman Award for Social Responsibility
Ajman will develop ‘green economy’ policies to attract economic investments that take into account the principles of environmental sustainability and community development.
Local Government Initiatives - Fujairah 2017
Giving Hands… Green Environment
An environmental initiative that urges university students to volunteer in activities such as cleaning parks and beaches, planting trees, and more.
Restoring old houses for the underprivileged
It aims to restore old houses for widows and people from low-income families.
Projects for families in need
The initiative will focus on offering development projects for families in need such as training courses and sharing knowledge.
Seekers of Knowledge
It includes partnerships between private sector educational institutions, Ajman University – Fujairah Branch, and the University of Fujairah so that private sector institutions may provide tuition for outstanding students from low-income families.
Volunteer in Fujairah
The initiative will also be launched, and will focus on providing people with volunteer opportunities. The initiative will engage government staff in volunteer activities, and instill in them the value of volunteering through open discussions and workshops. A database will also be created for skills-based volunteers, in collaboration with government employees who have been trained in various fields, who will use the data to create skills-based volunteer teams.
Local Government Initiatives - Ras Al Khaimah 2017
Family Stability Initiative
The initiative aimed at speeding up the residential distribution in the Al-Raffa area, in less than three months, in order to achieve social stability for all citizens.
RAK Shopping Festival for Charity
Organisations will be invited to offer 1000 discounted services for low-income citizens and residents over an entire week.
Innovation Centre for Good
It is about launching the innovation center to conduct studies and host brainstorming sessions to promote the developmental role of charities, as well as the development of CSR, through the provision of innovative methods and business models featured in this field.
Construction and Maintenance of Facilities
The initiative will also be launched, and will include establishing and maintaining facilities for mental health patients; this initiative aims to support the Obaidullah Hospital’s efforts to improve mental health care, and to promote positive community partnership in this regard. This initiative also aims to set up sewing facilities to train inmates in penal and correctional institutions in Ras Al Khaimah, teaching them a new skill and providing them with the necessary hardware and equipment to do so. Under the umbrella of this initiatives is also a mission to work on maintenance of mosques, as well as supporting the autism centre by providing the necessary equipment and devices for the facility.
Giving for Development
Includes donating 15 laptops, based on their needs, to university and college students from low-income families. It also includes upcycling hotel furniture, and giving them to low-income families, and opening a bazaar to display and sell goods by Ras Al Khaimah workers.
The initiative will be introduced, where a list of wishes by underprivileged students will be shared, and community members will be encouraged to make wishes from the list come true.
Exchanging different skills and competencies with members of society.
Wedding for Low-Income Communities
Wedding for Low-Income Communities to build solidarity within community.
The initiative will be launched, and will include several measurable categories that can be used to assess and honour outstanding efforts in giving and serving the nation. The categories will include awards at the institutional level for excellence in giving initiatives, as well as at the individual level for outstanding volunteers.
Local Government Initiatives - Umm Al Quwain 2017
Youth Volunteer Programme
A weekly or monthly agenda that provides youth an opportunity to volunteer with hospitalised elderly patients.
It provides vehicles for young members of the community to transport people with physical disabilities or the elderly to parks, shopping centres, and other recreational facilities. This initiative also includes the restoration and maintenance of vital facilities, such as parks and playgrounds, in the Emirate.
In collaboration with Abdulalh bin Hamid stores, for people from low-income households.
Organizing Ummrah trips for families in need.
Free entrance for the community in entering Hosn Falaj Al mulla to enjoy their free time.
A fridge to Preserve Food
Distribute a fridge to preserve the food with placing it in an active location for the members.
In cooperation with the family members within the area, collecting medicines will be donated after the collection process to Al Ehsan Medical Center.
Make Workers Happy
Distribute lunch meals to the workers on every Thursday from each month.
Renovate active areas such as parks in order to afford the youth the best place to spent their spare time.