The Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) has recently organized, in collaboration with Noor Dubai Foundation, an awareness-raising workshop for its employees entitled "Noor Dubai and Volunteer Work. The event aimed at promoting volunteerism among employees and raise awareness about volunteering and participation in charitable and humanitarian work that could benefit the community.
During the workshop, Hanan Al Shabibi of Noor Dubai team, reviewed the most important initiatives of Noor Dubai, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai in 2008, such as the initiative to provide treatment for more than 1 million blind people around the world as a first step. The initiative was a great success in its first year, treating more than 5 million people suffering from blindness and eye problems.
In 2010, thanks to the remarkable achievements of Noor Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum directed the transformation of Noor Dubai from just an initiative to a non-governmental, non-profit organization that aims to eliminate all types of avoidable blindness and visual impairment worldwide. The Foundation has succeeded so far without relying on any government support or funding in the treatment of nearly 27 million people from 20 poor countries around the world.
Hanan Al Shabibi called on FAHR employees and all members of the community who wish to volunteer with Noor Dubai and participate in its voluntary activities and humanitarian programs inside the country as well as treatment camps outside the country, to register via the website: www.volunteers.ae. Their contribution will greatly benefit UAE’s efforts in the field of humanitarian action, and help enhance its leadership position in the forefront of countries supporting charitable and humanitarian work.