RCA, ADMAF sign agreement for charitable and humanitarian work

ABU DHABI: In support of the U.A.E. leadership’s vision and direction towards community solidarity and cohesion between all social segments, the U.A.E. Red Crescent Authority and Abu Dhabi Music and Arts Foundation (ADMAF) have signed an agreement to support one another in their charitable and humanitarian works. The agreement was signed in the presence of Hoda Al Khamis-Kanoo, Founder of the ADMAF, and Dr. Mohamed Ateeq Al Falahi, Secretary-General of the U.A.E. Red Crescent Authority (RCA).

Part of the agreement designates the Red Crescent as one of the charitable recipients of the Abu Dhabi Festival ticket sale revenue, to support Red Crescent activities both inside and outside the U.A.E.. This agreement is effective immediately through the current Abu Dhabi Festival 2014, which is taking place from the 2nd – 31st March under the theme ‘Creative Innovation’.

Dr. Al Falahi said, “The U.A.E. Red Crescent Authority embodies the direction of the U.A.E. leadership, and places humanitarian and charitable partnerships, both with public and private institutions, as a top priority. The partnerships we build are the main supporters of the humanitarian programmes that the RCA executes locally and internationally. The charitable work we conduct within our beloved country is largely dependent on the strength of these partnerships, therefore, we are extremely proud to have ADMAF as a principle partner to the RCA, supporting us in accomplishing our humanitarian efforts towards those in need wherever they are.

We hope that the partnership with ADMAF is a positive step towards more collaborations and partnerships in the future for the U.A.E. Red Crescent Authority.” For her part, Kanoo said, “Sustainable development cannot neglect the importance of charitable and humanitarian volunteer work, especially in promoting community cohesion and national solidarity. And we, in ADMAF, by signing this agreement with the RCA, accept the responsibility of the arts to play a role within the humanitarian effort, including healthcare, fighting poverty, and helping the victims of disaster and conflict.

“Believing in our people’s dreams and ambitions, we work within the UAE 2021 Vision. Attracting over 29,000 members of the U.A.E. public, we strengthen our role in society through the Abu Dhabi Festival, an endeavour that is strongly supported by the strategic partnerships we build with the world’s leading cultural institutions. This creates a collaborative environment for sustainability that encourages creativity and innovation in-line with the spirit of the U.A.E..”