A delegation from the Federal Human Resources Authority (FAHR), accompanied by UAE writer Dr. Fatima Al Mazrouei, visited the Family Village, one of the projects of the Awqaf and Minors' Affairs Foundation in Dubai, which was launched in 2015 to provide orphans with shelter, education, health and psychological care.
The delegation got acquainted with the activities, initiatives and programs of the village aimed at empowering orphans in the Emirate of Dubai. Fatima Al Mazroui read some of her short stories to children and discussed with them the content of these stories and the messages they carry, to encourage children to pursue reading as a culture
The delegation was received by Khuloud Matar bin Yaleel, Director of the Family Village, and a number of members of the village administration. At the end of the visit, gifts and toys were distributed to the village children participating in the reading session, and certificates of appreciation to the village administration.
In this regard, Mahmoud Al Marzouqi, Director of the Government Communications, said that the visit was organized to reflect the Authority's response to declaration of His Highness President Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, 2017 as ‘’Year of Giving’’ and directive of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, designating March every year as National Reading Month. He added that the Authority will launch a series of community initiatives during the "Year of Giving" in cooperation with its partners the federal and local government entities and private sector establishments.
He explained that the Authority has prepared an integrated plan for its community initiatives during the year 2017, and has involved its employees and those of ministries and federal entities in preparation, stressing that the aim is to promote community initiatives within and outside the country, and to consolidate the values philanthropy, institutional loyalty and workplace happiness through volunteering.