Employees of 21 entities all over the UAE have pledged to dig 150 wells in 34 countries under the Well of Hope campaign, to provide clean water over one million people.
For the first time, Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, launched a 20-day humanitarian competition in which 21 entities completed it. He urged public and private sector employees across the country to pump the largest amounts of water through a mobile virtual pumping device during Ramadan to be donated to people in need.
The Well of Hope was established by the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation in Dubai (AMAF) to provide clean water to over 600,000 beneficiaries annually and implement sustainable water supply projects in drought-affected communities across the world.
The Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future, Mohammed Al Gergawi said that “The initiative carries on the UAE’s pioneering journey of humanitarian work and consolidates the country’s growing contributions aimed to instill the pillars of stability, growth, and optimism for a better tomorrow.”
He said that the cooperation of the institutions and entities to the humanitarian competition “reflects their commitment to corporate social responsibility to help people wherever they are, regardless of ethnicity, race or religion.” Employees of DP World and Dubai Culture and Arts Authority pumped over 17,000 liters each, while Dubai Health Authority (DHA) and Dubai Media Incorporated contributed over 15,000 liters to the Well of Hope.