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The Dubai Chamber of Commerce and Industry’s representative offices in China and Azerbaijan recently organised a host of corporate social responsibility (CSR) activities as part of the organisation’s efforts to support the UAE’s Year of Zayed initiative.The Chamber’s office in China donated medical equipment to the Shanghai Red Cross, which included patient beds, walking sticks and other materials and supplies that are being used to train volunteers who care for the elderly in Shanghai.
The Chamber’s Azerbaijan office launched a new programme offering part-time and paid internship opportunities to young people of determination in Baku. The initiative aims to create career development paths for students with physical disabilities and strong intellectual capabilities.
Omar Khan, Dubai Chamber’s Director of International Offices, stressed the important role that the Chamber’s international offices play in promoting humanitarian values that the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan embodied and instilled in his people. He pointed out that the recent initiatives follow other charitable and community-focused activities that were organised by the Chamber’s offices in Africa and Eurasia for the Year of Giving and Year of Reading in 2017 and 2016, respectively.
"These activities support the Chamber's objective of boosting its social impact in the countries and communities where it operates. By scaling up our CSR efforts abroad, we hope to strengthen the UAE’s reputation as a global humanitarian leader,” Khan added.
Last year, H.H. Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, declared 2018 as the Year of Zayed in the UAE, marking 100 years since the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Throughout the year, a wide range of activities, events and initiatives are being organised across the UAE which express his vision and values.