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SOCIAL DEVELOPMENT - TAKATOF VOLUNTEERS

Mohamed bin Zayed receives UAE Youth ambassadors

Posted on 25/11/2015

His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, has received a number of students in the 'UAE Youth Ambassadors' Programme', at Al Bahr Palace. The students briefed Sheikh Mohamed about the activities during their scientific trips abroad and the feedback of those experiences. The number of students who completed the UAE Youth Ambassadors' Programmes for 2014 and 2015 was 122, representing a number of UAE ...  >>MORE

Emirates Foundation, NMC sign MoU on cooperation in Milan Expo 2015

Posted on 13/02/2015

The National Media Council (NMC) and the Emirates Foundation (EF) have signed a memorandum of Understanding (MoU) regarding the participation of the volunteers of the Foundation's Takatof programme in managing the UAE's pavilion at Milan Expo 2015. As per the MoU, the EF will send 450 male and female volunteers to work as guides and receptionists at the UAE's pavilion at the universal exhibition that Milan, Italy, will host from 1 May to 31 October , As per the MoU, the EF will send 450 male ...  >>MORE

Takatof volunteers to represent the UAE at Milan Expo 2015

Posted on 11/02/2015

In collaboration with the National Media Council, Takatof for Social Volunteering of the Emirates Foundation is launching an exciting international volunteering opportunity at Expo Milano 2015. Volunteers will act as UAE ambassadors at the UAE Pavilion to represent the country's culture and heritage positively by welcoming millions of visitors over a period of 6 months. Expo Milano 2015 is a non-commercial Universal Exposition with some very unique and innovative features under the theme of ...  >>MORE

Takatof trains U.A.E. youths at its first summer camp in Abu Dhabi

Posted on 03/09/2014

Emirates Foundation's Takatof programme has announced the successful end of its first summer camp activities, where tens of Emirati youths aged between 15 and 18 from across the emirates were trained in several skill-sets to enable them to better serve and give back to their communities. Held at the Takatof head office in Abu Dhabi, the first edition of the summer camp included a wide range of significant training courses aimed at helping these young volunteers develop their creative skills ...  >>MORE

Takatof launches new nationwide campaign by to renovate 21 houses for needy families during Ramadan

Posted on 10/07/2014

As a part of the recently launched ‘Takatof Ramadan Program 2014', volunteers from The Emirates Foundation will help repair and renovate 21 houses of the needy families across U.A.E. The volunteer work will include painting walls and some house technical repairs and improvements based on the results of the evaluation done that was conducted through field surveys earlier. The support is aimed to improve and enhance the living conditions of these families. Emirates Foundation said its 8th ...  >>MORE

Takatof volunteers return home from fourth humanitarian mission to US

Posted on 21/05/2014

Twelve volunteers from Emirates Foundation's Takatof program have returned home from an eight-day humanitarian mission in New Jersey, USA. The young volunteers lent a hand in the renovation of houses destroyed by Hurricane Sandy, and participated in the U.A.E. National Sheikh Zayed Kidney Run in New York City, which coincided with their trip. This marks the fourth consecutive year in which Takatof volunteers have travelled on an international mission to help those in need. Such humanitarian ...  >>MORE

Emiratis on US mission to rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy

Posted on 18/05/2014

New York: Hours before Hurricane Sandy slammed into her small beach town on the New Jersey shore nearly two years ago, Leslie Morris decided that this time the warnings were serious, and she and her teenage son scrambled to pack their valuables into her car. "Hurricane Irene was the year before and it wasn't that bad at all,” Ms Morris said. "But the wind off the ocean felt different.” Sea Bright is a working-class community situated on a sliver of peninsula between the Atlantic Ocean and ...  >>MORE

Emirati volunteers organise National Day event at Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall

Posted on 27/11/2013

A group of 30 Emirati volunteers took initiative yesterday when they organised a grassroots National Day event at Marina Mall. The citizens, who regularly volunteer for Takatof, the Programme for Social Volunteering, put together an Emirati show for Marina mall visitors which included local music, poetry, and a rendition of the national anthem. "We wanted to create an event which wasn't set up by the government, organisations or companies,” said Jawaher Khalifa, 17, the brainchild of the ...  >>MORE

Takatof volunteers take positions for 2013 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Posted on 23/10/2013

Volunteers at Takatof, a volunteering initiative by the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, have kicked off a training programme to handle different possible scenarios for the upcoming Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Etihad Airways Grand Prix 2013. Volunteers were taken through their roles by experienced group leaders, advised how to tackle different situations, and shown their positions in the Grandstand. As in previous years, volunteers will play a vital part in the smooth running of the 2013 ...  >>MORE

Takatof volunteers participate in construction of low-income houses in Jordan

Posted on 27/08/2013

Nine of Emirates Foundation's 'Takatof' volunteers are participating in the Habitat for Humanity International (HFHI) project on the establishment and renovation of houses for needy and low-income families in Ajloun, Jordan. Takatof volunteers will participate over seven days in the implementation of construction processes by giving 500 hours of voluntary work. Maitha Al Habsi, Chief Executive Officer of the Department of the programmes in the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, said ...  >>MORE

Takatof honours volunteers excelling in 2013

Posted on 22/06/2013

Some of the UAE's most dedicated young volunteers were honoured yesterday at a recognition ceremony held by the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development's Takatof Programme for Social Volunteering. More than 300 male and female Takatof volunteers, along with the Foundation's work team, UAE officials and some of the nation's pre-eminent volunteering and community service leaders, were present at the recognition ceremony held at the Dubai Community Theatre and Arts Centre at the Mall of ...  >>MORE

Emiratis aid home renovation for Sandy-hit in US

Posted on 05/05/2013

Emirati volunteers from the Takatof International Volunteering Programme and The National Emergency Response Programme (Sanid) are working in partnership with the UAE Embassy in Washington, DC to renovate homes damaged in the wake of Hurricane Sandy. The 12 volunteers will help provide extensive home rehabilitation and modification services to affected families taking direction from Rebuilding Together, a 30-year-old organisation that works with everyday citizen volunteers, skilled trades ...  >>MORE

Emirates Foundation launches a specialised volunteer training programme for Emirati youth

Posted on 15/04/2013

A specialised volunteer-training programme giving young Emiratis the skills and awareness to more effectively contribute to community welfare has been launched for the second time by the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development. The Volunteering Essentials Certificate, run by the Foundation's Takatof Programme for social volunteering in collaboration with the Higher Colleges of Technology (HCT), aims to increase participants' community awareness, scientific and financial knowledge. Takatof ...  >>MORE

Emirati volunteers make school work fun for Tanzania's children

Posted on 22/12/2012

The lives of hundreds of disadvantaged Tanzanian children have been transformed, thanks to a hardworking team of Emirati volunteers. The 19 men and women recently returned from a two-week project in Zanzibar where they helped to build new classrooms, renovate existing schools and provide equipment and supplies to dozens of orphans. And the volunteers said their work in the East-African country has inspired them to do more to help those in need, both in the UAE and abroad. "I feel as though I ...  >>MORE

Emiratis on humanitarian mission

Posted on 20/11/2012

A team of 18 Emirati youth flew to Tanzania to help improve the condition of schools and clinics as part of the latest humanitarian voluntary mission organised by the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development's Takatof programme. Takatof volunteers, with the support of the UAE embassy in Dar es Salaam, will be renovating and refurbishing schools and distributing school kits for orphans in collaboration with FAWE Zanzibar. Emirates Foundation Chief Programmes Officer Maytha Al Habsi said ...  >>MORE

Full throttle for Takatof volunteers at Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix

Posted on 04/11/2012

The 250 Takatof volunteers who will be at the 2012 Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix are all set and gearing up to go, Emirates Foundation's Chief Programmes Officer Maytha Al Habsi announced. Following weeks of planning and training, Takatof, the volunteering arm of the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, has now announced the completion of its preparations for the 2012 Grand Prix. For the fourth year in a row, 250 local men and women will play a vital role in the Grand ...  >>MORE

ATCUAE, Takatof drive new initiative to boost volunteerism in Abu Dhabi F1 countdown

Posted on 01/11/2012

Volunteerism in the UAE and awareness of its economic impact are being driven towards new levels in the countdown to this weekend's Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, which is so heavily dependent on volunteers. Within a year, volunteer-based organisations across the Emirates could have access to a comprehensive enterprise volunteer management system providing multiple operational benefits, including volunteer data management, communications and off-site volunteer management. The ...  >>MORE

Takatof and Sanid Volunteers arrive in USA

Posted on 03/10/2012

Volunteers at the Takatof and Sanid Programs, two initiatives by the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, arrived earlier this week to the United States in a new international mission. Twelve volunteers will work closely with other volunteers from different nationalities renovating destroyed homes in Tuscaloosa, Alabama caused by the Tuscaloosa-Birmingham tornado in April 2011. Habitat for Humanity, the on ground partner, will manage the process of home renovations. The UAE Embassy in ...  >>MORE

Sanid and Takatof Programmes joining efforts in support of Syrian refugees in Jordan

Posted on 20/09/2012

A group of volunteers with the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development's Sanid and Takatof Programmes has joined efforts to support Syrian refugees' camps in northern Jordan. "The leadership is concerned about the humanitarian situation of the Syrian refugees and endeavours to extend the maximum support to them. Volunteers' energy shall cumulatively add value to the overall efforts exerted. We already have a group there now serving and other groups shall join too in rotation," said Maytha ...  >>MORE

UAE's mosques receive volunteers' loving Ramadan attention

Posted on 14/08/2012

Volunteers armed with window cleaners and paintbrushes this month cleaned and renovated mosques across the country as part of a Dh105,000 Takatof programme. The renovations are part of a Ramadan effort that includes hospital visits, school donations and iftars with orphans and the elderly. Next week the volunteers will visit and renovate the homes of the needy. For Mohammed Al Sadi, volunteering does not stop when Ramadan ends. Mr Al Sadi said the mosque renovations introduced Emiratis to ...  >>MORE

Emirati volunteers give ageing flat Ramadan makeover

Posted on 11/08/2012

She came to the UAE as a teenage bride and raised seven children here. Then, a decade ago, her husband ran away, abandoning her when their youngest son was a baby. Life is not easy for the 45-year-old Yemeni woman, but this week she received an outpouring of Ramadan goodwill. Emirati volunteers crowded her ageing apartment to give it a makeover. They laid down new carpets, installed new shower fixtures, and all the walls got a fresh coat of paint. While young women scrubbed her kitchen clean, ...  >>MORE

Emirati volunteers help change lives

Posted on 30/07/2012

When Sultan Al Minhali saw children walking barefoot for kilometres to reach the empty hut they called a school in Tanzania, he was moved to take action. When Sultan Al Minhali saw children walking barefoot for kilometres to reach the empty hut they called a school in Tanzania, he was moved to take action The 24-year-old Emirati engineer from Abu Dhabi presented the children with new shoes "They were so, so, so happy - as if we had given them a car," he said. "They are deprived. They are all ...  >>MORE

UAE youngsters to give a helping hand during Ramadan

Posted on 17/07/2012

Hundreds of young volunteers will fan out across the country during Ramadan to renovate homes, refurbish mosques and distribute aid to poor families. Working through the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, the volunteers will also join in iftars with the elderly, orphans, hospital patients and people with special needs. "I want to help people," said Khawla Al Hosani, 25, a volunteer from Abu Dhabi. "I want to see what they need. I want to be a part of the community." This is the sixth ...  >>MORE

A strong culture of volunteering is vital to building a better future for new generations: Abdullah bin Zayed

Posted on 20/06/2012

A strong culture of volunteering is vital to promoting sustainable development and building a better future for new generations in the UAE, the Foreign Minister and Board Chairman of the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development, H.H. Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed Al Nahyan, stressed yesterday. Speaking at the opening of a volunteers' forum and workshop organised under his patronage by the Emirates Foundation, Sheikh Abdullah said there was a need to enhance cooperation between individuals and ...  >>MORE

Takatof applauded for its efforts at 2011 Formula 1

Posted on 23/11/2011

The Takatof Programme for Social Volunteering successfully completed its participation in the 2011 Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix, held at the Yas Marina Circuit from November 11 to 13. Hundreds of UAE nationals volunteered at the Formula One event, offering a range of services inside and outside Yas Marina Circuit including: transportation of VIPs, serving the public and providing them with information, as well as assisting journalists in the Media Centre. In doing so, these ...  >>MORE

Welcome to Yas: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix's throng of workers

Posted on 10/11/2011

It did not take long to find more than 500 volunteers willing to step forward and be the "Emirati face of the race" as they greet visitors at the Abu Dhabi Grand Prix this weekend. The recruitment target was reached so quickly that registration was closed several days before the planned deadline, said Maytha Al Habsi, the director of volunteer organisation Takatof, which co-ordinates the effort. According to Al Habsi, the main role of the volunteers is to provide a strong Emirati welcome to ...  >>MORE

Abdullah meets Takatof volunteers at EXPO 2010

Posted on 16/05/2010

Shanghai - UAE Minister of Foreign Affairs H.H Sheikh Abdullah Bin Zayed Al-Nahyan has met with volunteers from Takatof, a social volunteering program affiliated with The Emirates Foundation, who are working at the at the UAE pavilion at the Expo 2010 Shanghai fair, being held in China. At the meeting with the 20 male and female volunteers, Sheikh Abdullah expressed confidence that the UAE youth are capable of drawing attention of the rest of the world to the rapid growth and development ...  >>MORE

Volunteers build bridges at Shanghai Expo

Posted on 09/05/2010

The architecture is stunning and the films shown inside reveal both the rich history and fast-paced development of the Emirates. But the UAE pavilion at Expo 2010 has something even more significant for visitors to enjoy – the hospitality of the volunteer hosts. A team of male and female Emiratis flew out shortly before the Expo began on May 1, and they have already proved a hit with the mainly Chinese people visiting the pavilion. Wearing traditional dress, the volunteers have been asked to ...  >>MORE

Takatof's volunteers at UAE Pavilion at World Expo 2010 Shanghai

Posted on 05/05/2010

Shanghai - A group of 20 UAE male and female volunteers from Takatof, a social volunteering program affiliated with The Emirates Foundation, are working at the at the UAE pavilion at the World Expo 2010 Shanghai fair, being held in China. Takatof volunteers are tasked with representing the UAE, overseeing day-to-day activities at the pavilion, welcoming and interacting with thousands of visitors to the their country's pavilion which is supervised by the UAE's National Media Council, or NMC. ...  >>MORE

Takatof programme volunteers to be rewarded

Posted on 07/01/2010

UAE nationals keen to give their time to a variety of causes will be given "volunteer cards” to recognise their contribution to society and to encourage more people to become involved. The cards, to be issued by the Takatof volunteering programme run by the Emirates Foundation, will be used to identify Takatof volunteers, and to help track their work for awards and other recognition. – The National ...  >>MORE

Jimmy Carter hails the role of UAE's Takatof in Habitat for Humanity programme

Posted on 22/11/2009

Chiang Mai - Former US President Jimmy Carter hailed the role played by the volunteers of Takatof International Volunteering Programme in supporting the Habitat for Humanity's annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2009 in the Chinag Mai in Thailand. Takatof is a UAE voluntary social program, designed by the Emirates Foundation to create a culture of volunteering throughout the UAE. It mobilizes people and resources across the nation to help those in need. Takatof volunteers have ...  >>MORE

More than 800 Emirati volunteers to welcome visitors to Grand Prix

Posted on 29/10/2009

Takatof volunteers participating in the first Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix have successfully completed an extensive series of training exercises, ensuring that they are "in gear' to welcome tens of thousands of race fans to Yas Marina Circuit this weekend. Takatof, the Volunteer Programme of the Emirates Foundation for Philanthropy, has partnered with Yas Marina Circuit to organize the recruitment, training and management of the largest UAE National volunteer workforce ever ...  >>MORE

Takatof approves delegation to HFH's annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2009

Posted on 27/10/2009

Director General of Takatof, a leading UAE social program, Maitha Al-Habsi has approved the list of volunteers for the Habitat for Humanity's annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2009. The volunteers, to be led by project developer Eric Hensel, will be part of the program's delegation to an event by Habitat for Humanity (HFH). Thousands of international volunteers will build or repair 166 homes in Cambodia, China, Laos, Thailand and Vietnam on the November 15-20 tour. The build will ...  >>MORE

Takatof-Ramadan into its third year

Posted on 18/08/2009

Takatof-Ramadan Project, a wide-reaching initiative rolled out by Takatof's social volunteering programme has entered its third year. Director of Takatof Programme Maitha Al Habsi said that the objectives of the project are to promote civic and social responsibility through volunteering and to provide assistance to low-income families in the United Arab Emirates. During last year this project extended help for more than thousand families across the UAE. The Takatof Ramadan Project is ...  >>MORE

UAE Ambassador to Morocco opens Emirati Cultural Day of Takatof

Posted on 13/08/2009

Rabat - The UAE ambassador to Morocco Saeed Hamad Al Ketbi opened the Emirati Cultural and Heritage Day organised by Takatof Social Volunteering Programme in cooperation with the UAE embassy in Rabat. The opening ceremony held at the National Theatre was attended by the Undersecretary of the Moroccan Ministry of Culture, the Governor of Rabat and a number of senior officials and cultural enthusiasts in Morocco. The Takatof Programme for Social Volunteering is a flagship programme of the ...  >>MORE

Takatof launches second initiative in Morocco

Posted on 29/07/2009

Rabat - The Emirates Foundation's Takatof Program for social volunteering launched its second voluntary project in Morocco. The inititiave is inspired by the vision of Lt. General HH Sheikh Mohammad Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the Armed Forces, Takat said in a press release. To that end and in materialising this vision, a 20-member delegation representing Takatof volunteers arrived in Morocco yesterday as part of the program's international ...  >>MORE

Takatof volunteers in forestation initiative in Egyptian wetlands

Posted on 23/07/2009

Participating in the global initiative to plant a billion trees, the volunteers of Takatof joined their counterparts from other parts of the Arab world in the ardent mangrove plantation programme in Egypt's al-Ghardaqah and Safga coastal areas overlooking the Red Sea. Defying the threat of the dwindling Mangrove swamps in the region, the Takatof volunteer's from Abu Dhabi ploughed the soil in the Egyptian wetlands and planted thousands of mangrove seedlings in the name of UAE with a vow to ...  >>MORE

Zakat Fund-Takatof in voluntary works deal

Posted on 14/07/2009

Voluntary social work and active partnership among community service institutions nationwide will get special attention with the signing of an agreement between the Zakat Fund and Takatof on Sunday. The agreement was signed by Zakat Fund Secretary-General Abdullah bin Aqeeda Al Muheiri and Tajkatof Director Maithaa Al Habsi. The move is aimed at enhancing efforts by both sides to ensure active participation of Takatof volunteers in Zakat Fund's activities and programmes. – Khaleej Times ...  >>MORE

UAE volunteers will take up community work in Morocco

Posted on 14/07/2008

The Emirates Foundation, a leading nationwide philanthropic institution, will launch its new Takatof community initiative in Morocco, according to an announcement yesterday. Takatof volunteers from both Morocco and the UAE will help local community organisations in the kingdom with renovation, clean up and onsite work in various locations from July 14 to August 2. This Takatof initiative, intended to be the first of many, has been developed jointly by the Emirates Foundation and the Moroccan ...  >>MORE

Emirates Foundation's 'Takatof' Volunteers renovates school during one weekend

Posted on 29/04/2007

At the weekend, groups of young Emirati volunteers swarmed into the quiet village of Qidfa in the UAE Emirate of Fujairah - to renovate an entire local school between Friday afternoon (April 27) and sunset on Saturday (April 28). The volunteers were taking part in the launch event for 'Takatof,' a unique UAE community volunteer initiative of the Emirates Foundation. Hanif Hassan, UAE Minister of Education, saw the volunteers at work yesterday and commented: "The concept of Takatof is very ...  >>MORE

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Mohamed bin Zayed receives UAE Youth ambassadors


Emirates Foundation, NMC sign MoU on cooperation in Milan Expo 2015


Takatof volunteers to represent the UAE at Milan Expo 2015


Takatof trains U.A.E. youths at its first summer camp in Abu Dhabi


Takatof launches new nationwide campaign by to renovate 21 houses for needy families during Ramadan


Takatof volunteers return home from fourth humanitarian mission to US


Emiratis on US mission to rebuild homes destroyed by Hurricane Sandy


Emirati volunteers organise National Day event at Abu Dhabi’s Marina Mall


Takatof volunteers take positions for 2013 Formula 1 Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


Takatof volunteers participate in construction of low-income houses in Jordan


Takatof honours volunteers excelling in 2013


Emiratis aid home renovation for Sandy-hit in US


Emirates Foundation launches a specialised volunteer training programme for Emirati youth


Emirati volunteers make school work fun for Tanzania's children


Emiratis on humanitarian mission


Full throttle for Takatof volunteers at Formula 1 Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix


ATCUAE, Takatof drive new initiative to boost volunteerism in Abu Dhabi F1 countdown


Takatof and Sanid Volunteers arrive in USA


Sanid and Takatof Programmes joining efforts in support of Syrian refugees in Jordan


UAE's mosques receive volunteers' loving Ramadan attention


Emirati volunteers give ageing flat Ramadan makeover


Emirati volunteers help change lives


UAE youngsters to give a helping hand during Ramadan


A strong culture of volunteering is vital to building a better future for new generations: Abdullah bin Zayed


Takatof applauded for its efforts at 2011 Formula 1


Welcome to Yas: Abu Dhabi Grand Prix's throng of workers


Abdullah meets Takatof volunteers at EXPO 2010


Volunteers build bridges at Shanghai Expo


Takatof's volunteers at UAE Pavilion at World Expo 2010 Shanghai


Takatof programme volunteers to be rewarded


Jimmy Carter hails the role of UAE's Takatof in Habitat for Humanity programme


More than 800 Emirati volunteers to welcome visitors to Grand Prix


Takatof approves delegation to HFH's annual Jimmy and Rosalynn Carter Work Project 2009


Takatof-Ramadan into its third year


UAE Ambassador to Morocco opens Emirati Cultural Day of Takatof


Takatof launches second initiative in Morocco


Takatof volunteers in forestation initiative in Egyptian wetlands


Zakat Fund-Takatof in voluntary works deal


UAE volunteers will take up community work in Morocco


Emirates Foundation's 'Takatof' Volunteers renovates school during one weekend