First social club to induct graduates of MBRCLD; award youth volunteers
Two graduates of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Centre for Leadership Development joined as advisors to Pakistan Association Dubai on Tuesday.
As part of the Community Development Authority’s Social Leadership program, two Emiratis who are connoisseurs in their respective fields will serve on the board of every social club. PAD is the first social club to officially sign a memorandum of understanding with the MBRCLD graduates.
The MBRCLD was set up under the directives of Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Prime Minister of U.A.E and Ruler of Dubai in 2003. It focuses on nurturing and training local Emiratis to become “leaders for tomorrow” and thrive on sustainable leadership development.
Mohammed Shael Al Saadi, CEO of Strategic Affairs at Department of Economic Development and Laila Al Jassmi, Ex-CEO of Health Policy and Strategy Sector at Dubai Health Authority signed a MoU with President PAD Dr Faisel Ikram pledging their support in sharing their expertise with the volunteer organization.
“We are honored to have the influential industry leaders as part of our team and this integration will surely open many doors towards improvement and excellence” said Dr Ikram.
CEO Community Development Authority Dr Omar Al Muthanna congratulated both the parties for their new venture together that would contribute towards social cohesion and social development. “These U.A.E. nationals are the cream and have undergone intensive training program at MBRLD. We are very optimistic that in the coming future we will see more success stories from PAD”.
The occasion also honored over thirty students and their mentors who had volunteered in an ‘Own an Hour’ program. This was a first time initiative put forward by Pakistan Association Dubai to mentor students for volunteering. The program had different modules in which students from various universities got an opportunity to nurture their skills and through those skills give back to the community.
Honoring the students with token of appreciations on the occasion Dr Muthanna said “PAD has always paid special attention to the youth; it is wonderful to see the positive impact that has on the youth”.
The program was aligned with the Year of Zayed encouraging students to volunteer and give back to the community with any and every skill they have.
Tehniat Fatima from SZABIST University who opted for the module of Journalism and Creative Design said “It was a wonderful experience doing something out of the standard norms and being part of a program that believes in making a difference”.
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