As part of its community service commitments, DP World UAE Region has partnered with Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital’s volunteer programme, becoming the first UAE based organisation to do so.
Al Jalila Children’s Specialty Hospital is the first dedicated children’s hospital set up in the UAE, created under the directive His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai.
The move follows the ‘UAE Volunteers’ initiative launched last year as part of the Year of Giving, to promote volunteerism as an important pillar to support society.
DP World will collaborate with the hospital’s ‘Abtaal Al Jalila’ volunteer programme to launch a corporate volunteering concept that will help the hospital in expanding its care services and encourage other businesses to follow.
Commenting on the announcement, Sultan Ahmed bin Sulayem, Group Chairman and CEO of DP World, said, “The collaboration reaffirms our commitment to serving our community and Emirati culture through values such as loyalty, care, and dedication. It’s these qualities that enable our country build a sustainable future for future generations as they form part of our own culture.’ Dr. Mohamed Al Awadhi, Chief Operating Officer of Al Jalila Children’s, in turn, said, “We are very pleased to have DP world inaugurate the corporate volunteering platform of our Abtaal Al Jalila programme. We view this partnership as an exemplary module of cooperation between the private sector and health sector entities.”
“We at Al Jalila Children’s strongly believe that the best course of treatment for our children has to be based on two main pillars. The first would be by providing the best paediatric health care standards through the provision of cutting edge medical technology combined with world class physicians, and the second equally important pillar is to raise the morale of the patients and their families through acts of compassion, thus spreading joy and drawing smiles on patients faces. This is exactly what our partnership with DP World aims for,” Al Awadhi added.