The CEO of Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha Ms. Roxana Jaffer presented the funds to WFP Head of Partnerships & Business Development for the Middle East, North Africa and Central Asia & Eastern Europe, Mr. Ashraf Hamouda.
“WFP is the world’s largest humanitarian organization addressing hunger worldwide and we are glad to support such a worthy cause," Ms. Jaffer said. "The ‘Holiday Inn Loves You Campaign' is dedicated to building a successful and self-sustaining civil society in the UAE while reaching out a helping hand to those in need worldwide – be it children, victims of natural disasters or people affected by political and economic crisis.”
WFP school meals programmes in the region support child education by providing daily, nutritious meals for students and take-home rations for their families. These meals act as an incentive for children to go to and stay in school and help combat gender gaps and child labour in the poorest communities.
"With the backdrop of the Hadith (sayings) of Prophet Mohammed (PBUH) we believe that ‘Life isn’t worth living unless it’s lived for someone else’. It has enabled us to inculcate in our employees an ethos of giving and an awareness of the suffering of the less fortunate be they physically or mentally challenged or financially powerless,” said Ms. Jaffer.
Since its launch in September 2007, the ‘Holiday Inn Loves You Campaign' has actively supported numerous noteworthy charitable causes through events and marathons, working closely with NGOs locally and abroad. Activities carried out by the hotel as part of this campaign include tea parties for children with special needs from Al Noor Training Centre, the “Water Bucket Walk” initiative in support of Dubai Cares, the collection and shipment of 16 containers of aid supplies as part of a “Pakistan Flood Relief Appeal” conducted in association with the UAE Red Crescent, awareness efforts geared towards the needs or labour workers in the UAE with Adopt a Camp, as well as an Iftar held in support of orphans and underprivileged children with Action Care.
About Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha
Set in the heart of New Dubai, Holiday Inn Dubai – Al Barsha is a perfect blend of contemporary design and classic elegance. The hotel has 310 rooms including 54 suites. Each room is equipped with the latest facilities and is tastefully decorated to meet every guest’s needs and comfort. Business houses have access to a wide variety of conference venues equipped with state-of-the-
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