Abu Dhabi: The year 2017 will be the “Year of Giving” in the UAE, President His Highness Shaikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan has announced.
To ensure its success the focus will be on three major themes: strengthening social responsibility in the private sector,
promoting spirit of volunteerism and specialised voluntary programmes in all segments of society, and strengthening the concept of serving the nation in the new generations.
Strengthening social responsibility in the private sector institutions is aimed at encouraging their role in serving the country and contributing to its development. The spirit of volunteerism and specialised voluntary programmes in all segments of society will enable them to provide genuine services to the UAE society and benefit from its competencies in all fields.
Strengthening the concept of the younger generations to serve the nation is one of the UAE’s most important personal characteristics as serving the nation guarantees developing love for the country, which has been ongoing for decades in the hearts of the people of the UAE, as well as within all expatriate residents.
The launch of ‘Year of Giving 2017’ follows the conclusion of 2016 as the Year of Reading.