His Excellency Ibrahim Bumelha, Cultural and Humanitarian Advisor of the Ruler of Dubai and Deputy Chairman of Board of Trustees of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity and Humanitarian Establishment, confirmed that choosing 2017 to be the "Year of Giving" represents the fruit of the deep‑rooted tree of giving and goodness of the UAE leadership and people that has been planted and nurtured by the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan (may Allah have mercy upon him). Such tree offers giving and goodness transparently and sincerely from the land of giving and goodness, which is the beacon of hope, to all the needy everywhere in the globe.
In his speech on the occasion of choosing 2017 to be the "Year of Giving" by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE (May Allah Protect Him), Mr. Bumelha said that the support of the wise leadership of the UAE to charity has made the UAE institutions and charities on top of the humanitarian and charity field thanks to their excellence. Furthermore, there is a high correlation between them in the areas of serving humanity in general within the UAE and abroad based on the clear approach of the UAE to support charitable works.
Mr. Bumelha added that 2017 will be a landmark on the way of giving as planned by the generous leaders (May Allah protect them) who have fulfilled their promises and exerted their sincere efforts bringing glory and advancement for our country. Everybody confirms that 2017 will be the "Year of Giving" that will reach every corner of the globe and the year of loyalty and allegiance to such wise leadership that urges us for giving, sincerity and development.
In addition, Mr. Bumelha confirmed that Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Charity and Humanitarian Establishment will make the directives of our leader His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE (May Allah Protect Him) for 2017 to be the "Year of Giving" as its framework, as well as practical charitable programs and it will exert outstanding efforts to help the needy in every reachable place so as to implement the directives of our wise leadership in the humanitarian and charity fields that crystallize the mission of our glorious nation.