The United Arab Emirates (UAE) has long been known for its unwavering commitment to philanthropy and relentless pursuit of affecting positive change in society. The values of generosity and humanity are deeply rooted in Emirati culture and reflected in their acts of giving. In recent years, the UAE has emerged as a global leader in humanitarian aid and sustainable giving.
As the Managing Director of E-Movers and a proud resident in the community, I highlight UAE’s key practices that embody its philanthropic spirit and how we as a company follow in their footsteps.
Age-old legacy of giving
Philanthropy is an integral part of UAE’s culture and is guided by the values and vision of its wise leadership. Late His Highness Sheikh Zayed, the founder of UAE and a true humanitarian, believed in helping the poverty-stricken and the less fortunate. His practice of unconditional giving, irrespective of race, religion or ethnicity, set off a culture of generosity and volunteerism in the nation. In his honour, the 19th of Ramadan every year is celebrated as ‘Zayed Humanitarian Day’ reminding us of our commitment to continue his legacy of giving.
Global philanthropic impact
Due to Sheikh Zayed’s inspiring vision and generosity, the UAE is now considered as one of the world’s most charitable countries. The UAE’s philanthropic efforts extend beyond borders with a commitment to address challenges at a global scale. The Emirates has been at the forefront of supporting crisis-stricken countries worldwide, by offering emergency relief aid and contributing to developments in healthcare, education and housing. Also, the UAE’s 1 Billion Meal Endowment Plan supports the UN’s World Food Programme (WFP) to fight hunger and malnutrition worldwide, particularly in conflict-ridden or calamity-afflicted countries.
Collaboration and progress
At the heart of UAE’s philanthropic success lies the spirit of collaboration between sectors. Various sectors, both in public and private, work hand in hand towards charity to create powerful synergies and reach out to more people in need. By adopting a collaborative approach and uniting resources and expertise, countries can resolve societal challenges more effectively and alleviate the suffering of the downtrodden around the world.
E-Movers in the footsteps of philanthropy
E-Movers, a renowned relocation company in Dubai, embodies the UAE’s commitment to philanthropy. As a company driven by innovation, we are always open to embracing new and better practices that improve the lives of our customers and other stakeholders. Our commitment to philanthropy is evident through our various CSR initiatives.
One of our noteworthy initiatives is our partnership with Emirates Red Crescent (ERC), an organization dedicated to humanitarian causes. In collaboration with ERC we send our company vehicles to collect used furniture, clothing, and other essential items from donors and distribute it among needy families. These donations serve as a testament to our commitment to support the UAE’s legacy of giving.
I hope this article of mine evokes your giving side and sows the seeds of giving within you. Feel free to contact us anytime to collect your donations for free and hand them over to ERC. Together as communities or individuals, we can further enhance the UAE’s philanthropic landscape and make a difference in the lives of those in need.
Chirantan Joshi, MD, E-Movers Group