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Sunday 08 July ,2018

The National Archives concludes its humanitarian campaign “Zayed is Our Icon of Goodness”

With results exceeding expectations and with charitable and humanitarian projects

The National Archives concludes its humanitarian campaign “Zayed is Our Icon of Goodness”

The National Archives has held a closing ceremony for its initiatives of Ramadan charitable and humanitarian campaign, which was organized under the slogan “Zayed is Our Icon of Goodness” in the presence of H.E. Dr. Abdulla Mohammed Alraisi, Director General of the National Archives, and participation of the NA staff. His Excellency stressed that humanitarian work and charity are rooted in the hearts of Emirati citizens, a legacy inherited from the Founding Leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan. He also emphasized that such work lies within the context of social responsibility, which the NA tends to enhance. Dr. Abdulla thanked all employees for their generous donations to the campaign.

The campaign consisted of a number of humanitarian and charitable initiatives that were carried out in coordination and collaboration with the Red Crescent Authority during the holy month of Ramadan. The initiatives were distributed over the weeks of the month and donations were given to external parties. As for orphan sponsorship, the NA’s staff have provided permanent and temporary sponsorships for tens of orphans. As part of providing drinking water (Suqia Al Maa) the NA distributed distinctive water coolers in some areas as well as a number of mineral water boxes in mosques during Ramadan. The initiatives also involved collecting Zakat Al Fitr (Ramadan’s Alms) and giving it to the eligible recipients in coordination with the Red Crescent Authority.

During the holy month of Ramadan, there was an obvious competition going on between the NA staff in doing charitable and good deeds as their financial donations had exceeded the expectations.

Among the NA’s initiatives was the “Feed the fasting and the poor” as more than 100 meals were distributed to the NA’s workers on a daily basis during Ramadan, and monetary gifts were given to them at the end of Ramadan.

The success of the “Zayed is Our Icon of Goodness” campaign was attributable to the efforts of higher management of the NA’s as it has formed, at the beginning of Ramadan, a committee for the charitable and humanitarian initiatives of the campaign. The committee followed up the donation activity at the NA in collaboration with the Red Crescent Authority. That is why the campaign activity was recognized as an organized national work.

The closing ceremony contained a recorded speech of the Founding Leader Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan about the importance of human work and charity in strengthening ties between society members, promoting the UAE’s status and extending bridges between it and the peoples of the world.

Having succeeded in carrying out its campaign, the NA proved the impact of Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan’s approach on people. At the international level, he was the most prominent example of giving and philanthropy as recognized by the entire world. The leadership and people of the UAE have followed suit, to become the biggest donner that stand at the forefront in terms of charitable giving.