Two Young Emirati Boys Donate AED 1,000 to ‘Together We Are Good' Programme by Ma'an
Abu Dhabi, 15 April 2020: Two Emirati children, aged eight and seven, have contributed AED 1,000 to the ‘Together We Are Good’ programme run by the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an, in the latest example of the community spirit, which is sweeping Abu Dhabi.
The friends, Ahmed Yehia Al Hashimi and Meshal Mubarak Al Rashedi, are encouraging other members of the community to contribute towards the national effort to mitigate the current health and economic challenges.
The contribution is the latest example of how the residents of Abu Dhabi have come together in an unprecedented way to offer financial and in-kind contributions to help ease the effects of the current health and economic situation.
The ‘Together We Are Good’ programme is the first project of Ma’an’s Social Fund that allows community contributions to help tackle social challenges. The Social Fund is the official government channel to receive contributions from the community to tackle pressing social challenges. To date, the funds contributed have been used to provide additional relief to the health sector and food packages to those in quarantine.
Ahmed Yehia Al Hashimi, 7, said: “Our country is known for its leadership, and quality of its healthcare and education, and it is our role to contribute and be parts of the national efforts to overcome these challenges ”
The young boys are calling for Abu Dhabi residents to join the efforts to overcome the current situation. “I have participated in this campaign as a national duty. We are united,' added Meshal Mubarak Al Rashedi, 8.
Participants wishing to contribute financially can send SMS messages to 6670 (AED 1000), 6678 (500 AED), 6683 (100 AED) and 6658 (50 AED). They can also call 8005-MAAN for volunteering and in-kind and financial contributions above AED 1,000 or send messages on WhatsApp on 0543055366. Transfers can also be made via First Abu Dhabi Bank using the IBAN number: AE100351011003988349032. In-kind contributions include equipment, buildings, services, and time as well as expert volunteering efforts.
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