Corporate Social Responsibility

We support an array of charitable organisations worldwide, all of which aim to enrich the lives of underprivileged young people through sustainable health and education initiatives. By improving the wellbeing and prospects of today’s children in need, we can offer them a better tomorrow and we are fully committed to these humanitarian causes that help youngsters secure their future. — Rob Burns, CEO of The First Group

Our charitable efforts aim to enrich the lives of underprivileged young people around the world.

As the UAE’s leading integrated property developer, The First Group has forged a reputation for delivering the highest quality services and support to our growing international client base.

However, true to our corporate mantra, ‘Foundation for Growth’, we have also developed a robust and innovative Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy that focuses on securing a brighter future for disadvantaged communities around the world.

Our flagship Enriching Young Lives programme has helped transform the lives of thousands of children living in underprivileged communities over the past decade.

Our CSR efforts extend to organising major events promoting important charities in the UAE and abroad, such as The First Group 7 Emirates Cycle Challenge. Each year, amateur and professional cyclists ride across the UAE to raise charitable funds that support the fantastic work of Dubai Cares, the UAE-based global philanthropic organisation, and Rashid Center for People of Determination, whose educational programmes reflect the overarching goals of Enriching Young Lives. We also provide on-the-ground support to our charitable partners working in underprivileged areas.

Our ambitious talent mentoring programme, developed in conjunction with Aawaaz Foundation – India’s leading education provider – provides talented students living in underprivileged areas of India with the emotional and financial support required for them to fulfil their personal and professional dreams, granting them the tools to one day give back to their own communities.

Enriching Young Lives

Through our ‘Enriching Young Lives’ platform, we partner with leading charities across the world to provide underprivileged children with educational support and life-changing opportunities.

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Cyclists participating in The First Group 7 Emirates Cycle Challenge undertook an epic 550km four-day ride across all seven emirates of the UAE, raising awareness about the vital work of The Rashid Center for People of Determination.

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Corporate Social Responsibility NEWS

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Environmentalism was taken to...

The First Group Hotels to introduce eco-friendly supplies eliminating more than 400,000 plastic waste containers

Jan 12, 2023 18:22
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The First Group completes the...

The First Group completes the 7 Emirates Cycle Challenge to raise awareness for child welfare in support of Dubai Cares and Rashid Centre for People of Determination.

Nov 14, 2022 22:06
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UAE cyclists to take on 2nd...

UAE cyclists to take on 2nd edition of "The First Group 7 Emirates Cycle Challenge" in support of Dubai Cares and Rashid Center for People of Determination

Nov 08, 2022 22:08
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The First Group commits to...

The First Group is immensely proud to partner with some of the world’s leading charities that are working to provide a brighter future for young people living in underprivileged communities.

Oct 20, 2022 11:08
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Sheikha Madia bint Hasher bin...

DUBAI, UAE – 15 December 2021 — The First Group 7 Emirates Cycle Challenge team, with the participation of Sheikha Madia bint Hasher bin Mani Al Maktoum, completed the 550 kilometers journey. 24 cyclists participated in the challenge and traveled through each of the seven Emirates over a span of four days, in an effort to support and raise awareness for the Rashid Centre for People of Determination.

Dec 15, 2021 10:25
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Rashid Center for People of...

The First Group 7 Emirates Cycle Challenge is conceptualized in partnership with the Rashid Center for People of Determination with the aim to enrich young lives through sustained educational support programs.

Nov 29, 2021 10:21
How The First Group’s CSR...

The First Group’s charitable efforts aim to leave a tangible and positive impact on underprivileged communities worldwide.

May 16, 2021 22:05
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Dozens of The First Group’s employees have generously donated blood as part of an initiative launched in partnership with Dubai Health Authority’s (DHA) Dubai...

Jan 16, 2018
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Company backs Happy Box’s Happy Hearts programme providing educational opportunities for disadvantaged children Hundreds of underprivileged children living in...

Dec 21, 2015
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Leading Dubai-based property developer teams up with The Happy Box to deliver school supplies to thousands of young people in the UAE and Egypt The First...

May 31, 2016
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The First Group hosts magical...

The First Group team gives kids a day to remember at city’s Magicland theme park The First Group team in the Nigerian capital of Abuja has thrown a...

Dec 21, 2015
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ONE OF THE TFG-SPONSORED STUDENTS HONOURED IN INDIA Radhika, a young student sponsored by The First Group who is enrolled at the Sandipani Muni School in...

Apr 13, 2016

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