Sanid, one of the six main programs managed by Emirates Foundation for Youth Development and mandated with training volunteers to address emergency situations, took part in the Third Taweya 2013, a national and social cohesive strengthening initiative, held from 28-30 October 2013 at ADNEC in Abu Dhabi.
Sanid showcased to visitors the leading humanitarian services offered by the program, with focus on highlighting the critical importance of preparing the youth to train in the management of any crisis or emergency situations they may encounter.
Commenting on the participation, Maytha Al Habsi, Chief Programs Officer, Emirates Foundation, said, “Our prime objective from this participation is to encourage the culture of volunteering for social activities and to highlight Sanid’s role among the humanitarian services that support the community. As a program, Sanid was launched in order to reinforce the national emergency relief response during large-scale crises and disasters. The program not only provides support to existing emergency response organizations, but also provides knowledge and support to citizens and residents of the UAE in order to get involved in crisis situations and contribute to the safety of their fellow citizens.”
She added, “We are delighted to take part in Taweya for the second year running, and we are confident that Taweya is an ideal platform for us to connect with people of all ages and nationalities in order to explain more about our program and to highlight the importance of volunteerism that ultimately leads to the betterment and prosperity of our society.”
Represented by volunteers, trainers and staff members, the Sanid stand succeeded in drawing great interest from visitors, who were given insight on how the training programs and volunteer enrollment procedures are managed, in addition to sharing best practices and success stories.