Dubai’s Rashid Centre thanks TFG for charitable support
Dubai-based property developer The First Group has been recognised for its ongoing support of leading local charity, The Rashid Centre for People of Determination.
The First Group CEO Rob Burns visited the centre last month where he was met by the organisation’s director, Madam Mariam Othman, who expressed her gratitude for the firm’s charitable contributions.
Burns said The First Group was honoured to support the centre, which provides integrated education and support to young people with special needs living in the UAE.
“As an organisation, we are deeply committed to our Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) strategy, which aims to help children in need and secure a brighter future for disadvantaged communities around the world,” he said.
“The work of the Rashid Centre for People of Determination in the UAE is groundbreaking, and we are truly honoured to play a small role in helping the team here in Dubai improve the lives of special needs children in the Emirates.”
The Rashid Centre for People of Determination has been recognised for its approach to special needs education. The centre merges therapy and education that is tailored to individual needs and requirements, to teach children life skills while also helping them gain academic qualifications.
The First Group’s support of the organisation enables four students to attend the centre’s secondary school, which provides the teens with vocational training in a practical learning environment.
As part of its wide-ranging CSR strategy, The First Group sponsors several leading charities in Asia, Africa and the Middle East, ensuring its financial donations and support reach those most in need.
“All of the charities we partner with have a common goal – to enrich the lives of underprivileged young people through sustainable health and education initiatives,” explains Burns.
“By improving the wellbeing and prospects of today’s youth, we can offer them a better tomorrow. We are fully committed to these humanitarian causes that help youngsters secure their future.”