Emirates Red Crescent is a volunteer humanitarian organization that supports official authorities in times of peace and war. It started on the 31st of January, 1983 and was internationally attested as a member in the international Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies in 1986.It was founded with support of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. Its main objectives are to carry out Red Cross operations on a systematic basis throughout the UAE.
WAM reported that the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) launched a project to restore Azzan secondary and elementary schools in Al Wadeea District in the Abyan Governorate, with places for over 630 students.
The project is part of the Year of Zayed and the ERC’s efforts to support education in the governorate. The year 2018 marks 100 years since the birth of the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, the Founding Father of the UAE, who passed away in 2004. To commemorate this historic national occasion, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the United Arab Emirates has declared that 2018 will officially be known in the UAE as the Year of Zayed.
Nasser Madhouj, Director of the Education Office of the District, praised the support provided by the UAE through its humanitarian arm, the ERC, in the education sector, which will help improve the education system in Abyan and other liberated governorates.
He added that due to the support of members of the Arab Coalition, most notably the UAE, both the district and the governorate are overcoming the destruction caused by the Houthis militias.
During the Year of Zayed, the ERC has carried out many projects in Abyan Governorate, including restoring and maintaining schools, including Al Saddiq Secondary School in Zanjibar, as well as the local education office and warehouse. It also distributed school uniforms and bags to 23,000 students in 11 governorates, as well as food parcels to teachers.
The Year of Zayed featured a series of events and initiatives in the UAE and internationally, designed to commemorate the memory of the late Sheikh Zayed, and showcase his impact and legacy, and promote the values that he displayed throughout his life in creative and interactive ways. Consistent with the values of the late Sheikh Zayed, it is intended that the Year of Zayed will involve people of all ages, nationalities, faiths and backgrounds in the UAE and internationally.
The Year of Zayed was coordinated by the Founder’s Office and Local Committees for the Year of Zayed established in each Emirate; all under the guidance of the Higher National Committee for the Year of Zayed.
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