Ministry of Health and Prevention Launches ‘Kids’ Community Program to Increase Children’s Knowledge on Diabetes

UAE, November 19th, 2018 – As part of its commitment to educate children about diabetes, the Ministry of Health and Prevention, in partnership with the Ministry of Education and Sanofi, hosted an awareness event at the Dubai Festival City Mall in line with its ‘Kids and Diabetes in Schools’ (Kids) program.

The program aims to promote better understanding of the impact of the disease on kids and highlight the role of families and the entire community members in the effective management of diabetes. This year, the reach of the initiative went beyond the confines of the schools to raise community awareness about key health issues. Continue reading “Ministry of Health and Prevention Launches ‘Kids’ Community Program to Increase Children’s Knowledge on Diabetes”

‘Hackathon’ Competition Winners

Mansoor Bin Mohammed Honors Outstanding Winners of ‘Hackathon’ Competition

‘Emirati Programmer’ gives young local talents an opportunity to join global programming competitions

  • 4 young Emirati talents win the title of ‘Innovative Emirati Programmer’
  • International jury evaluates creative applications in line with UAE’s national policies
  • Local contestants demonstrate high-level skills in programming, computer thinking systems, digital applications, & electronic games

UAE, November 12, 2017 – H.H. Sheikh Mansoor bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum honored the ‘Innovative Emirati Programmer’ winners of the ‘Hackathon’ competition organized by the Emirates Talent Association and Hamdan Bin Mohammed Smart University (HBMSU). The recognition marked the culmination of the successful first batch of the ‘Emirati Programmer,’ the first-of-its-kind national initiative in the UAE launched to enhance the skills of Emirati programmers in programming languages, computer thinking systems, the basics of digital application and electronic games development. Continue reading “‘Hackathon’ Competition Winners”

MBRSC opens the space centre at KidZania

MBRSC brings space science & technology to children with a unique and engaging satellite manufacturing project

Dubai, UAE, December 26th, 2016 – The Mohammed bin Rashid Space Centre (MBRSC) has officially opened its section within KidZania®, the award-winning children’s edutainment centre managed by Emaar Entertainment in The Dubai Mall. The new MBRSC space science and technology section enables the young visitors to join a team in designing and manufacturing their very own observation satellite, before witnessing the launch and then controlling the satellite as it orbits the Earth. Continue reading “MBRSC opens the space centre at KidZania”

DEWA Concludes 1st Children’s Summer Camp

Dubai, UAE, 28 August 2016 – Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA) has successfully concluded its first Summer Camp. The camp was held under the theme ‘Engineers of the Future’ for children between the ages of 12-15, and took place from 7-18 August 2016, as part of the Reading is Positive Energy exhibition.

The exhibition was organised by DEWA in cooperation with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Foundation (MBRF), at Gate 2 of Zabeel Park. The summer camp encouraged innovation and creativity among the children, while providing an educational platform for them to develop their skills in engineering, electricity, mechanics, science and maths. The camp also featured specialised training programmes allowing children to develop their communication and teamwork skills, and daily activities and competitions to prepare them for their future careers, while motivating the younger generation to learn about science and technology. Continue reading “DEWA Concludes 1st Children’s Summer Camp”

Telecommunications Regulatory Authority opens 2nd Summer Innovation Camp

Initiative designed to cultivate the spirit of innovation and creativity among young Emiratis

UAE, July 17th, 2016 – The UAE Telecommunications Regulatory Authority (TRA) opened today (Sunday, July 17, 2016) the 2nd edition of its ‘Summer Innovation Camp,’ a month-long initiative that will run until August 18, 2016. The initiative has been designed to cultivate the spirit of innovation and creativity among the young Emiratis, while also teaching them more about the local telecommunications and information technology (IT) sectors, through different events and activities held throughout the country. Continue reading “Telecommunications Regulatory Authority opens 2nd Summer Innovation Camp”

Imdaad commends Educational Excellence of four 12th Grade Toppers for School Year 2015-2016

UAE, July 10th 2016 – Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities, environment and energy management solutions in the GCC, has commended the top students in the 12th grade for School Year 2015 – 2016 in line with its efforts to emphasize the importance of educational excellence at a ceremony held recently.

The company awarded Hajar Ahmad Al Ktefan for scoring 99.9 percent and Razan Sulaiman Mohamed Mousa Alkaabi for scoring 99.2 percent both in the Science discipline.

Imdaad also recognized Israa Ahmed Abouelhussein Ibrahim for scoring 99.3 per cent and Wafa Rashed Mohammed Bin Sayyah Alyammahi for scoring 99.0 per cent in the Literary discipline.

Imdaad’s CEO, Jamal Abdullah Lootah, presented the students with the award and recognition. The ceremony drew the attendance and participation of Imdaad representatives, as well as the parents of the top students.

King’s school in Dubai (video)

Kings’ Schools is a prestigious schools group. Schools include the founding school Kings’ School Dubai in Umm Suqeim as well as Kings’ School Al Barsha and Kings’ School Nad Al Sheba and our head office Kings’ Education.
 Kings’ School Dubai is the only school in the Emirates to have achieved the rating of “outstanding” for six years since inspections by the Dubai Schools Inspection Bureau began. Our schools have a British heritage and an international perspective where children become effective, enthusiastic and independent life-long learners who are able to adapt to the changes and challenges of a fast-moving, modern world.

DSOA and Imdaad Organize Be’ati School Programme at Indian International School.

DSO based IIS third and fourth grade students learn about environment sustainability
Dubai-UAE: 04 April, 2016 – Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority (DSOA), the regulatory body for Dubai Silicon Oasis (DSO), the integrated free zone technology park, in partnership with Imdaad, a leading provider of integrated facilities, environment, and energy management solutions in the GCC region, recently hosted the Be’ati School Programme at the DSO based Indian International School (IIS).

Be’ati, which means ‘My Environment,’ is Imdaad’s flagship corporate social responsibility initiative that was rolled out in 2009. Since then, the programme has been visiting schools in the UAE to host quizzes, short films and competitions for raising awareness on the significance of a sustainable environment. As part of the initiative, concepts such as waste segregation at source, recycling, reducing carbon emissions, and preserving natural resources to make the earth a clean and green planet are given particular emphasis. Imdaad has set a target of educating and transforming more than 30,000 school children into active partners of environment preservation for the benefit of future generations.
The latest edition of the green campaign was conducted in two sessions and included tailor-made fun activities for more than 500 students from Grades 3 and 4 of the Indian International School. Through interactive presentations, Imdaad and DSOA illustrated thebenefits of environment-friendly practices and a green lifestyle. Khaddour, the fun-loving leaf character and the mascot of Be’ati was also present to encourage and motivate the children to adopt eco-friendly waysincluding recycling as a daily practice.
Commenting on this initiative, Eng. Khalil Shalan, Senior Vice President – Operations & Facilities at Dubai Silicon Oasis Authority, said: “We congratulate Imdaad for organizing the fun and educational sessions at the Indian International School that underlined the importance of maintaining a green and clean environment. DSOA strongly supports eco-initiatives in line with its CSR strategy that is based on three comprehensive pillars – the environment, human capital, and community. As part of this priority, we are committed to supporting entities such as Imdaad to increase young people’s awareness of environmental and sustainability practices. We are confident that such inspiring initiatives will help children assume ownership of preserving the natural resources within their communities, and eventually take on more vital roles as responsible citizens.”
Jamal Abdullah Lootah, CEO, Imdaad, said: “As a leading entity for the management of facilities, environment and energy, Imdaad considers it a personal responsibility to launch environmental initiatives. The Be’ati School Programme is our flagship campaign that teaches school children about the importance of environmental sustainability. We extend our gratitude to DSOA for partnering with us in organizing this outreach campaign at the Indian International School. We also commend the school’s management for supporting our cause and enabling us to relay the public welfare message to their students. The sessions gave us anopportunity to interact with the young leaders of tomorrow. Their enthusiasm clearly indicated their resolve to play valuable and participatory roles in preserving our precious environment.”
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About Imdaad

Imdaad, a multi-awarded, fully integrated facilities, environment, and energy management solutions company in the GCC, is owned by the Investment Corporation of Dubai, the investment arm of the Government of Dubai.  It provides turnkey solutions under Hard and Soft Facilities Management (FM), Waste and Environment, Power and Energy portfolios and is recognised in the market for its innovative, professional, and quality-driven services. Imdaad also offers 24X7 home maintenance service under its HomePro portfolio. The company has received several prominent industry awards and recognitions, including ‘Green Facility Management Organization of the Year’ at the 2015 Emirates Green Building Council (EGBC) Awards and the ‘Sheikh Khalifa Excellence Award (SKEA), among others. Corporate social responsibility (CSR) is a core value for Imdaad and its community-focused programs such as Be’ati (My Environment) – a flagship CSR initiative and Khaddour – the fun-loving green leaf character, reinforces its strong commitment to environmental sustainability.