EGA raises AED 300,000 for autism

DUBAI: Emirates Global Aluminium, EGA, and its employees, held their annual campaign to raise funds for autism in the U.A.E. where AED 300,000 was raised for two local autism treatment centres.

The campaign involved employees at the company s two primary aluminium smelting operations, Dubai Aluminium, DUBAL, at Jebel Ali and Emirates Aluminium, EMAL, at Al Taweelah, taking part in a range of activities, including staging a mini-art exhibition and book fair, and selling hundreds of raffle tickets.

They even voluntarily contributed through payroll deductions to show their commitment to a cause which has captured the hearts and minds of the company s people. Apart from the employees contributions which totalled almost AED 200,000 the company donated more than AED 100,000 to the cause.

Khalid Buhumaid, Senior Vice President of Communications and Government Relations at EGA, said the money will go to the Dubai Autism Centre, to be put towards the costs of building a new centre; and Emirates Autism Centre, to help meet the costs of treating EAC s young wards.

EGA is the jointly-owned aluminium conglomerate formed by Mubadala Development Corporation and Investment Corporation of Dubai, and combines the businesses of the U.A.E.’s two flagship industrial companies, DUBAL and EMAL.