Dubai: Emirates Transport Media Dept.
To mark Zayed Humanitarian Day, Emirates Transport (ET) organized a number of charitable events and initiatives to mark the anniversary of the passing of Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, which falls on the 19th of Ramadan of each year.
Hanan Saqer, executive director of Corporate Services at ET, said that this day is an opportunity to recall the accomplishments of Zayed, pointing out that his memory can motivate all members of society to exert more efforts to help the less fortunate amongst us.
Saqer called on employees to take advantage of this special anniversary by embracing humanitarian work, using Zayed as a role model in the way he thought of others.
Working in cooperation with Dar Al Ber Society, the federal transport corporation launched the “Eid is a Joy” initiative, with the help of ET employees who were urged to donate new Eid clothes to deprived families to help them enjoy the occasion.
Employees were urged to pack specially designed boxes with as many items of clothing as they wish to donate. Many of the 500 collected boxes contained items such as children’s suites and dresses.
The executive director of Corporate Services at ET praised the generosity of employees and urged them to intensify their charitable work during these blessed days, following in the lead the late Sheikh Zayed.
She said: “As individuals and corporations, we must draw inspiration from the legacy of Sheikh Zayed to increase our humanitarian efforts and reach out to the community to strengthen the bonds of society,”
Other charitable Ramadan initiatives include the distribution of iftar packages for motorists at sunset, feeding 1,200 people in iftar tents in various locations across the State, as well as holding an iftar gathering for 500 ET drivers, in cooperation with Dubai Health Authority.
Emirates Transport (ET), the largest school transport provider in the UAE, in cooperation with the Emirates Schools Establishment, has launched the pilot