“On 22nd Nov 2015, UBL UAE & SQ Intl’ organized a CSR activity at a Labour camp in Deira Dubai. The camp which comprises of 17 rooms is home to approx. 300 laborers, predominantly Pakistani’s who work either in the Deira Fish Market or at Dubai Ports.
As part of the activity UBL UAE gifted the camp; Two 40” LCD TV’s which were installed in common areas of the camp, 17 Water dispensers one for each room and also prepared and gave a gift pack to each resident with one month of personal hygiene and toiletry items, to help each resident save at least 1 month cost on such supplies.
The venue was branded with Tezraftaar posters and banners, the event started with the senior members from UBL thanking the camp management and inmates for the opportunity and their participation, followed by the Tezraftaar business team making a short educational presentation on home remittances and Tezraftaar service. As part of the program a Magic Show was also arranged, which was much appreciated and liked by the attendees.
All in All through this activity UBL not only showed its presence and support to the labour community, but also educated them and put smiles on their faces.
A BIG thank you to Naeem Bashir Ahmed (HOI) and Muhammad Liaque (GM‐UAE) for the support and encouragement to organize this activity and members of the Tezraftaar Business team, Retail team, Branch Operations, IT Int’l and SQ Intl’ teams for participating in the event and investing time in packing of over 300 gifts and other arrangements.”
As part of the UBL UAE’s CSR (Corporate Social Responsibility) program, a group of UBL Staff visited the Al Mamzar Community Centre for the Elderly, in Dubai on Tuesday, 23rd June 2015.
Through various engagement activities, the UBL CSR program aims at increased direct and periodic interaction of UBL staff especially with Senior Citizens of the local community at Elderly homes, Labourers of different nationalities working in UAE and living in labour camps requiring moral support and encouragement and Special Needs individuals living in purpose built homes and hospitals. Our aim is to spend quality time with people and put a smile on their faces while leaving behind loving memories.
On arrival, Senior doctors and management at the elderly home, Dr. Shahid and Dr. Salwa Alsuwaidi warmly greeted the UBL team and took them around the centre and its various sections, while sharing details and information on functioning of the Centre, the routine activities of the Senior citizens and the facilities/care provided to the residents by the Centre. They were highly appreciative and thankful to UBL and the visiting UBL team for taking time out to visit the Centre. The UBL team was informed that while all needs and requirements of the Senior citizen’s are very well taken care-off by the Centre which is supported by the Government of Dubai - UAE, the gesture of visiting them especially during the Holy month of Ramadan and spending time with the elderly was certainly a true reflection of thoughtfulness and warmth by UBL and team.
As a token of love and affection, Team UBL also distributed individually packed gift hampers which were prepared in-house. The epic moment of the visit arrived when the team announced that UBL has also arranged a Magic show for the residents – there were smiles, giggles, laughter, cheers and clapping all around and all through the magic show which was performed by a leading professional magician. The residents appreciated the gifts and were extremely thrilled and happy with the magic show, which they said was a very caring gesture by UBL.
This initiative was planned & executed by the S&Q Intl’. Team; a special thanks to Sheikh Muhammad Liaque (GM UAE & Acting Head of Middle East) for supporting this event and Ms. Fouzia Sharaf (HR UAE) for her help and support in the arrangements and coordination with the Elderly Centre staff and residents.