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Abu Dhabi: At least 5,000 families benefitted from Dh2 billion programme of the Abu Dhabi Social Support Authority (SSA) during the last five years.

This was revealed during an event held in Abu Dhabi to mark the fifth anniversary of the SSA in the presence of Dr Mugheer Al Khaili, Member of the Executive Council of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi and Chairman of the Department of Community Development, Abu Dhabi. The event brought together SSA’s strategic partners from the public, and private sectors, showcasing the Authority’s key social support programs benefiting over 5,000 families annually.

Over the past five years, SSA has been dedicated to creating a positive impact through an integrated approach that focuses on providing a robust social safety net for beneficiary families across Abu Dhabi. By providing financial social support, encouraging positive engagement, and empowering and training individuals to tap into job market opportunities, the Authority seeks to ensure a decent quality of life for beneficiaries, enabling them to achieve the anticipated financial Independence.

Eligible families

The Authority’s notable achievements over the past five years include allocating more than Dh2 billion to provide social financial support to eligible families in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi.

Empowerment and training programs provided by SSA and its partners enabled approximately 1,250 beneficiaries to secure employment. Additionally, 6,700 beneficiaries were registered on the Nafis platform, and 2,700 on the Mawaheb platform, ensuring their positive engagement and active pursuit of job opportunities. In collaboration with its partners, SSA also conducted financial literacy programs for more than 1,100 beneficiaries, as well as social empowerment programs and social workshops for nearly 682 beneficiaries.

Collaborate for Social Impact

Under the slogan ‘Collaborate for Social Impact’, SSA honoured its strategic partners for their contribution to enhancing its capacity to implement social support and empowerment programs. This recognition was also extended to those who supported in designing and executing initiatives under the Abu Dhabi Social Support Program, participated in data sharing and matching for beneficiaries, implemented empowerment and training initiatives, and supported the employment of eligible individuals from beneficiary families.

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Developing skills

Mugheer Al Khaili said: “The visionary directives of our wise leadership, which emphasise the imperative of continuously enhancing the present and future prospect of our society, serve as the cornerstone of government strategies in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. As the regulatory body for the social sector, DCD is committed to supporting the partnerships led by SSA to serve its beneficiaries with limited income. Additionally, the department’s efforts are focused on developing the skills and capabilities of these individuals, enabling them to attain financial independence for themselves and their families.”

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Abdulla Hamid Al Ameri, Director General of Abu Dhabi Social Support Authority speaking at the ceremony in Abu Dhabi Image Credit: Supplied

Abdulla Hamid Al Ameri, Director General of SSA, said: “Our strategic partnerships with the government and private sector institutions have significantly enhanced our ability to continue achieving our strategic objectives aimed at bolstering the social stability and financial independence of families in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi. I extend my sincere gratitude to all our strategic partners for their unwavering support and steadfast belief in SSA’s exceptional role in serving the family, which forms the foundation of a resilient and productive society.”

Al Ameri added: “At SSA, we committed to creating a lasting social impact through cooperation, integration of roles, and collective responsibility. Operating as an integrated entity, SSA pursues opportunities to create sustainable social impact, and actively builds new partnerships to reinforce the Authority’s ongoing efforts in enhancing family stability and financial independence.”