More than 100 people across Abu Dhabi took part in an Open Day held by the Authority for Social Contribution – Ma’an to learn more about how their new social incubator program will help develop solutions for people of determination.

Held this morning at Zayed Higher Organization, the highly successful event was led by Her Excellency Salama Al Ameemi, Director General of Ma’an, who provided a brief history of the establishment of Ma’an (part of the ‘Ghadan 21’ programme) which aims to develop the third sector in Abu Dhabi and supporting solutions for social challenges.

Sarah Al Haj, Director of Ma’an Social Incubator offered attendees an in-depth insight into the Ma’an Social Incubator (MSI) program as well top tips to help with the application process, with the purpose of motivatating social entrepreneurs to come forward with viable and groundbreaking solutions to societal concerns. Concluding with an interactive Q&A session, guests were able to generate a clear understanding of the program.

Entrepreneurs were invited to hear about the lives of People of Determination at Zayed Higher Organization, with guests receiving a tour of the state of the art facilities and workshops made available to the ZHO students.

H.E. Salama Al Ameemi – Director General of Ma’an, said: “Thank you to everyone who joined us today to hear more about the Ma’an Social Incubator, a program I am incredibly passionate about. This Open Day is one of many stepping stones towards achieving a thriving third sector and enabling Abu Dhabi to become a hub for social entreprenurship and inclusion. This program aims to set the course for Abu Dhabi increasing its number of not-for-profit organizations.

“With our first cycle of the Ma’an Social Incubator focusing on solutions for challenges faced by people of determination, it was a fantastic opportunity to hear first-hand from the Zayed Higher Organization who do such excellent work supporting people of determination day-in and day-out.”

Zayed Higher Organization strives toward achieving an inclusive society where students can excel in diverse spheres of life with practical classes in sewing, carpentary, printing, and art part of the array of varied learning experiences. ZHO students also enjoy the region’s first robotics laboratory with the most advanced equipment aimed at regaining an individual’s movement and mobility. Other therapy classes include hydro therapy and horse riding.


Source: Seven Media

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