Tristar Group, the global integrated energy logistics company, provided a fully equipped bus as a donation to the Rashid Center for People of Determination, to enhance the center's fleet of buses and provide safe transport to students studying there and to enhance cooperation between the center and Tristar Group, with the aim of upgrading the capabilities of the center and its treatment and training services, which benefit about 300 students of various nationalities residing in the country.
The management of the center received the new bus during a recent visit by Eugene Mayne, CEO of Tristar Group, who was accompanied by Balaji Nagabhushan, Group Chief Administrative Officer, Arthur Los Banos, Manager for Corporate Communications, and Ashwatha Mahesh, Assistant Manager for CSR and Sustainability. They were received by Maryam Othman, Director General of the Rashid Center for People of Determination, who accompanied the delegation on a tour of all the facilities and departments, where they were briefed about the set of rehabilitation and training services provided by the center to its students, as well as the quality of the approved treatment programs. The center contributes to stimulating the capabilities of people of determination and helps them overcome the challenges they face.
During the ceremony, Mrs. Othman expressed her happiness, which she said reflects the integration of the public and private sectors, and contributes to strengthening and deepening of the humanitarian message carried by the UAE.
She said: "We have always been used to the UAE being a land of goodness, tolerance and love, and there is no doubt that what the Tristar Group has done reflects this message, which affirms the extent of commitment to the message of tolerance and goodness in the Emirates, and shows the extent to which cooperation has penetrated Emirati society groups, in order to help the segment of people of determination, so that they can get all the services they need to overcome the challenges they face."
Mr. Mayne said that introducing this bus comes within the framework of the group's social responsibility. He said: “We have been working for years in the UAE, and it is a great pleasure to continue to extend our support to community needs, and in this instance to people of determination, to enable them to develop their individual personalities and continued wellbeing."
He added: "We have established a good relationship with the Rashid Center for People of Determination and look forward to further enhancing our co-operation going forward.” Mr. Mayne indicated that Tristar Group has been supporting several community programs in Dubai, such as the Al Jalila Foundation, as well as the different initiatives undertaken by the Emirates Environmental Group and the Responsible Business Center of Dubai Chamber.
"This gift from Tristar Group strengthens the fleet of the Rashid Center for People of Determination, and the humanitarian services it provides to the children of this segment, without distinguishing between color, gender, race and religion, as the new bus helps enable our students to help the center obtain what they need in terms of various rehabilitative and treatment services," Mrs. Othman added.