Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, will honour the winner of ‘Arab Hope Makers’ initiative at a ceremony on May18th Sound Stage in Dubai Studio City.
‘Arab Hope Makers’ initiative sheds light to the inspirational stories which spread hope among the communities throughout the Arab world. This initiative honours them ,highlights their achievements and rewards them for their journey which has contributed to social prosperity in a number of fields.
‘Arab Hope Makers’ initiative received over 65,000 submission from 22 countries. The ceremony will honour the greatest Hope Maker, who will be awarded Dh1 million for his or her commitment to spreading hope.
Tickets to attend the award ceremony are available free of charge to those who wish to attend the event through registration at Arab Hope Makers website. Various distinguished dignitaries and representatives from local and regional media will attend the event.
The Arab Hope Makers initiative, which was launched on March 1, garnered 65,489 nominations in just one month.
Volunteer-based initiatives were most common, with 29 per cent of nominations, followed by youth-focused initiatives at 19.6 per cent, education at 19.1 per cent, health-sector at 9.1 per cent, media initiatives at 7.3 per cent, and the remaining 15.9 per cent dispersed across a range of different sectors.
Many of the submitted nominations revealed the stories of individuals who profoundly improved the lives of others in their communities. The stories also reveal the dire challenges that many people in the Arab World face, as well as the commitment and humanitarian spirit of others who generously give their time and effort to overcome these obstacles and spread optimism and hope.
Arab Hope Makers was launched under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Global Initiatives, MBRGI, as part of the Year of Giving campaign.
The year 2017 was announced as The Year of Giving by President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and is in line with His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid’s vision to create hope and optimism with the aim of instilling the values of goodness in the Arab World.