His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, will honour the prominent Arab hope makers at the end of the 2nd edition of the Arab Hope Makers initiative, the largest Arab initiative dedicated to celebrating philanthropic efforts, on 14th May.
The initiative seeks to honour and promote the people who spread hope and encompass the values of giving, positivity and optimism by dedicating their lives to helping those around them.
In a message on his Twitter account, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid said, “Making hope means making life, relaunch of civilisation as it is the much sought-after element in the Arab countries today. Through this project, we aim at inspiring millions of young people and encouraging them to contribute positively to building their communities.”
The final ceremony of the award, which will take place at the Dubai Studio City, will honour those who made it to the final stage of the competition out of the 87,000 hope makers who presented their entries for this year’s edition. The event is expected to be attended by a large number of cultural, media and philanthropic personalities from the UAE and across the world.
Mohammed Abdullah Al Gargawi, Secretary-General of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, MBRGI, said, “This initiative echoes the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid that hope making is an individual as well as community responsibility.”
The high turnout to the 2nd edition of this initiative highlights that a large number of people in the Arab world believe that their voluntary works are worthwhile and can make a great difference in the lives of people and this initiative promotes and support these efforts to make them a success, he added.
The initiative jury qualified 15 hope makers for the final stage of the competition based on the positive effect they had in their communities by addressing certain issues and coming up with out-of-the-box solutions for them.
This is in addition to making use of the available resources to achieve the set targets besides encouraging the local communities, both groups and individuals, to contribute to the voluntary works and social solidarity.
This edition of the award has received more than one million hits since it was officially announced on 25th February.
Source: UAE Ministry of Foreign Affairs