DEWA celebrates ‘Arab Day for People with Disability’

DUBAI, — The Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, today organised its ‘Gathering for Happiness and Integration of People of Determination’ at its headquarters, part of DEWA’s Corporate Social Responsibility, CSR, to celebrate Arab Day for People with Disability.

During the event, People of Determination shared their skills in a number of national and traditional activities, as well as exhibiting and selling their handicrafts, paintings, and other handmade products.

Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Managing Director and CEO of DEWA, inaugurated the gathering. He emphasised the important role of such events in highlighting people with disabilities’ talents, and integrate them into society.

“DEWA is committed to consolidating the foundations of CSR by launching developmental social initiatives and projects that meet the needs of all members of society, especially People of Determination, and achieve their happiness. This supports the ‘National Policy to Empower People of Determination’, which was launched by The Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum. This will create an inclusive, restriction-free society that empowers people of determination, and their families and guarantees their right to a dignified life.

The initiative also supports the ‘My Community… A City for Everyone’ initiative, which was launched by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, to turn Dubai into a friendly city for persons with disabilities by 2020.

Organisations that took part in DEWA’s event included the Ministry of Community Development, Dubai Police, the Roads and Transport Authority in Dubai; Dubai Municipality; the General Directorate for Residency and Foreigners’ Affairs; Dubai Courts; the Community Development Authority; Dubai Autism Centre; Al Noor Centre for People of Determination; Rashid Centre for People of Determination; Dubai Centre for People of Determination, Senses for Special Needs; Ras Al Khaimah Centre for People of Determination; Fujairah Centre for People of Determination; Ajman Centre for People of Determination, Dibba Al Fujairah Centre for People of Determination, among other representatives from federal and local organisations.

Source: Emirates News Agency