AAMAF with Rasmala Partners for ‘Year of Zayed’ Art Workshop

DUBAI, 22nd December, 2017 (Awqaf and Minors Affairs, AMAF, the Dubai Government entity responsible for minors affairs organised an art workshop for 25 minors in partnership with Rasmala Investment Bank, the asset management subsidiary of Rasmala Group.

Led by the UAE based artist Diaa Allam, founder of Na7t Design, the workshop allowed the minors to express their love and admiration for their country and for the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary-General of AMAF, said, “This initiative was a celebration of the vision and leadership of our founding father, and aimed to instill the value of patriotism and sense of belonging in our youth. Art is a key component of a child’s upbringing that influences the formation of their mindsets and attitude. Allegiance to the nation and its leaders, is an essential part of our identity as Emiratis. At AMAF, we are pleased to partner with private and public sector organisations and leverage best-in-class education methodologies to ensure our minors grow into righteous citizens with an unwavering loyalty to our beloved country and its wise leadership.”

Zak Hydari, Chief Executive of Rasmala Group, said, “We are very pleased to partner with AMAF to support its excellent work in caring for the least privileged segments of society. The Foundation’s efforts reflect the spirit of generosity and kindness that the late Sheikh Zayed embodied. Organising an initiative for AMAF’s minors was gratifying and represented our small way of repaying its humanitarian services to our community.”

The year 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan has declared that 2018 will be celebrated as the Year of Zayed. In line with this decision, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum called on public and private sector organisations to share Sheikh Zayed’s message of inclusion and peace through their initiatives during the year.

Source: Emirates News Agency