Saturday 12, March 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) hosted a grand felicitation ceremony in Dubai to honor 180 minor achievers for their outstanding performance in the primary, preparatory, secondary and university level.
Her Excellency Jamila Al Muhairi, Minister of State for Public Education, Her Excellency Ohud Al-Roumi, Minister of State for Happiness, and Mohamed Alabbar, the Emaar Properties founder and chairman graced the ceremony along with His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of AMAF.
Held at the Armani Hotel in Burj Khalifa, the event was also attended by senior officials from the UAE Federal Government.
In his welcome address, His Excellency Tayeb Al-Rais, Secretary General of Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation, applauded the support provided by the UAE leadership and the Government of Dubai to orphans and underprivileged children in the emirate. Commending the achievements of the students and their high standard of academic excellence, Al-Rais said AMAF’s minors were on par and indeed surpassed the caliber of other students across the country.
He pointed out that AMAF continually works to extend support to minors in helping them overcome challenges and develop as productive members of society. Al-Rais expressed confidence that these minors would continue to contribute to nation-building efforts and shape the prosperity of Dubai and the wider UAE in the years to come.
Referring to minors as the real national wealth of the country that needs to be carefully nurtured, Al-Rais said honoring the high achievers reiterates AMAF’s efforts in cultivating a spirit of healthy competition among students, while qualifying, encouraging and motivating them to accomplish academic and career success.
Al-Rais said: “Optimism inspires hope, hope inspires work, and work inspires success. Today we are here to celebrate the exemplary achievements of these students. We are keen to guide and motivate them to continue on this path until they reach their goal and realize their ambitions. AMAF is resolved to infuse a spirit of positive competition among the minors to motivate and guide them in all stages of their life. We are confident their determination and hard work will empower them to play crucial roles in shaping a society that is largely defined by happiness, quality and excellence.”
Al-Rais added: “Our efforts to enhance the academic capability and competitiveness of our minors articulate the directives of our wise leadership under the helm of the UAE President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, and His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. We aim to support the leadership in their efforts to develop a qualified and empowered national work force that is capable of steering the country’s progress in line with the UAE Vision 2021 and its National Agenda.”
Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation is the official awqaf-focused entity in the emirate of Dubai tasked with the care of minors and orphans. The Foundation works to develop the contributory role of awqaf in society in compliance with sharia rules and regulations. AMAF’s operations are characterized by the highest levels of transparency and credibility as part of its obligations to society, endowers and other stakeholders.