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UAE to count ‘100 days of giving’

Ministry of Happiness, UAE authorities have launched a new initiative called ‘100 Days of Giving’ as a part of national happiness and positivity program.  A new initiative for schoolchildren to undertake acts of kindness and write short stories about their acts of giving over the next 100 days.

This nationwide initiative focuses on cultivating the value of giving back to the community. Happiness is about giving, helping people, and not expecting anything in return,” said Uhoud Khalfan Al Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness. She was quoting His Highness Shaikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

A recent study by Swansea University in the UK, Al Roumi noted that giving back to the community induces further happiness in individuals. Government partners of the program include the UAE Ministry of Education, Abu Dhabi Education Council and Knowledge and Human Development Authority in Dubai.

To take part in the 100 Days of Giving, students are called to document their participation in the initiative’s activities in special notebooks that will be handed out to them.

The top ten student projects will be awarded by the government at the award ceremony.

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