Emirates Islamic staff visit Dubai Autism Center
October 24, 2016
Emirates Islamic, one of the leading Islamic financial institutions in the UAE, recently organised a visit for its employees to the Dubai Autism Center (DAC). The bank also announced an AED 200,000 contribution to DAC, as part of its commitment to support the Center’s specialist services for people with autism and those who care for them.
The visit commenced with a tour of the Center, followed by a presentation by Sara Baker, Head of Community Service Unit at the Dubai Autism Center, during which Emirates Islamic employees were provided an introduction on the Center’s activities, mission and goals and the various services offered to people with autism and their families. The tour was attended by Awatif Al Harmoodi, General Manager, Operational Quality & Processes, Emirates Islamic, and other representatives from the bank. The Emirates Islamic team spent the day interacting with children and adults with autism as well as support staff at the Center.
In 2016, the bank has so far distributed more than AED 30 million to various charitable causes. Emirates Islamic has disbursed funds towards medical and rehabilitation equipment to government and privately run institutions including Ministry of Health, Ajman Club for disabled and Al Ihsan Medical Complex. The bank has also facilitated charitable aid to Sharjah Police, Ajman Police and Ras Al Khaimah Police to improve prison facilities, upgrade the prisons’ pharmaceutical and medical equipment and help support prisoners to pay off their diyya (financial compensation for victims’ families).