UAE NEWS: Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed is summarized in Abu dhabi’s Social Sector Strategy

His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Member of the Executive Council and Chairman of the Abu Dhabi High Office, was briefed on the efforts of Abu Dhabi’s social organizations in the first six months of 2020, in particular, on their ability to respond to COVID- 19 Epidemic effectively, with integrated strategies to support and combat the challenges facing the community of Abu Dhabi.

Dr Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Department of Social Development, DCD, emphasized in his speech the efforts made reflecting the DCD’s vision of a better life for all in Abu Dhabi, as well as a social business strategy for years to come.

Sheikh Khalid was briefed on the efforts given to the public during the COVID-19 violence. These programs are designed based on public response and participation, with more than 100,000 community members participating in DCD studies such as ‘Life During Coronavirus Survey’, ‘Life After Coronavirus Survey’, and ‘Working Survey’. The result resulted in the formation of 29 awareness campaigns, 15 initiatives targeting key groups in the community, 13 support and donation efforts, and 13 community engagement efforts.

Sheikh Khalid provided guidelines to further prioritize and improve the quality of life of all people in Abu Dhabi, by presenting policies and programs based on public opinion polls and listening to their needs to ensure the quality of life for all.

H.H. He also instructed social sector structures to carefully monitor the provision of social services and benefits in Abu Dhabi, and to work continuously to increase the quality of these services to meet changing needs and requirements.

Shakha Khalid commended the success of the public participation programs initiated during the expansion period, and gave instructions for them to start building an integrated and sustainable human resource provider framework, building on this success.

His rise also led DCD to strengthen the framework for social cohesion in Abu Dhabi, focusing on supporting and strengthening vulnerable groups in various sectors, especially in the social, educational and health sectors.

Shaka Khalid also reviewed the achievements of the Together We Sihle program, launched by the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an. The program allows the community the opportunity to support efforts to address the current health and economic challenges, to unite the community by opening a fundraising department and to donate generously to help everyone in Abu Dhabi.

The program received more than 30,000 donations, and funded more than 400,000 people affected during the coronavirus violence. All donations were directed according to the social values ​​set by the Abu Dhabi Government to direct responses to areas where they are most needed. Ma’an, along with many other partners in the program, organized all the contributions to the provision of financial and medical assistance, as well as food and basic necessities of life.

Shaka Khalid also monitored the success of Fit @ Ikhaya, a Abu Dhabi Inspires program organized by the Abu Dhabi Sports Council under the auspices of DCD. The program aims to raise awareness of the importance of physical activity using distance learning technology, and attracts more than 15,000 participants in all 35 activities.

The Family Development Foundation, FDF, has launched the “Your Food at Home” program, which aims to support Senior Citizens in accessing their basic needs without putting them at risk of infection, making it easier for them to order food at delivery centers in the Municipality. of the city of Abu Dhabi. “Together to support you” is another approach introduced by the FDF that responds to the diverse needs of those affected by COVID 19 and their families through multiple means of communication to support their mental health.

The Zared Higher Organization for People of Determination, ZHO, has provided a package of remote services for Determination people, which includes teaching and treatment classes during the more than 38,000-hour violence session provided. ZHO also introduced a service consultation program called “Hemam Consultation” which aims to understand the needs of Determination people, reduce their risk of contracting the virus, and provide much-needed social and psychological support to them and their families.

DCD launched its plans to increase public contributions and the non-profit sector by 2030. The non-profit sector is considered to be an important foundation for the social and economic development of athletes and will contribute to GDP support and job creation.

Hamad Ali Al Dhaheri, from DCD also attended the meeting, with Mariam Mohammed Al Rumaithi, Director-General of the Family Development Organization, Aref Al Awani, Secretary-General of the Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Abdullah Abdul Ali Al Humaidan, General Secretary of Zared High. Volunteer Organization, Salama Al Ameemi, Director-General of Social Donation Authorities – Ma’an. DCD and its partners, such as Abu Dhabi Authority Authority, Abu Dhabi Social Support Authority, Social Donation Authority – Ma’an, Abu Dhabi Sports Council, Zared Higher Organization for People of Determination, Family Development Foundation, Social Care & Minors Affairs Foundation, Zayed House of Islamic Culture, Dar Zayed Family Care, Abu Dhabi Shelter and “Ewa’a” Care Center, and the Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority, will come together to enrich the lives of all the people of Abu Dhabi, they also provide a dignified life for all.

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