Dubai: The Hope Makers initiative, will have its logo projected on five landmark buildings in Abu Dhabi to celebrate community and humanitarian initiatives that seek to improve lives in the Arab world.
The largest Arab initiative to honour the champions of giving in the Arab world, is organised by the Hope Makers initiative in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Executive Council.
The headquarters of the Abu Dhabi National Oil Company (Adnoc) and the International Petroleum Investment Company (IPIC), as well as the World Trade Centre Abu Dhabi, Marina Mall in Abu Dhabi and Hazza Bin Zayed Stadium in Al Ain will display the logo for three consecutive evenings.
“During the first round of the Hope Makers initiative, I was honoured to be part of the final judging panel. I have come to know some of the real heroes of the Arab world. Their stories and devotion are unforgettable. Their experiences have inspired me and many others to ask countless questions about life, our role as individuals, and the contribution that each of us can make to our society,” said Noura Mohammad Al Kaabi, Minister of Culture and Knowledge Development.
She said Abu Dhabi along with the rest of the Arab World is celebrating the initiative that encourages, supports and motivates the hope makers to continue their journey of giving and spreading hope.
“Instilling a culture of altruism is the need of the hour. Hope, openness, tolerance and culture can protect our society against negative and destructive ideas,” said Al Kaabi.
Dr Sultan Ahmad Al Jaber, Minister of State, Chairman of the National Media Council and Chief Executive Officer of Adnoc Group, said the UAE leadership has always proactively supported nation-building and community-building endeavours that consolidate stability, prosperity and development. “The Hope Makers is a unique initiative that highlights inspiring humanitarian and community projects, and celebrates the Arab world’s champions who contribute to building prosperous nations,” he said.
Dr Ahmad Mubarak Al Mazrouei, Secretary General of Abu Dhabi Executive Council, also said that witnessing these stories of hope in the media instills a sense of pride.
“The least we can do is to say ‘thank you’ and celebrate their unique efforts. Highlighting the initiative does not only motivate the hope makers to continue their noble deeds, it also promotes a culture of hope in our society,” he said.