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Zayed International Foundation for the Environment and Dubai Women Establishment Plant 50 Trees in the Garden of Dubai Ladies Club
To mark the celebrations of the ‘Year of the 50th’ and commemorate 50 years of the UAE’s formation, the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment and Dubai Women Establishment have planted 50 trees in the garden of Dubai Ladies Club in line with its ‘Environmental Initiative of the Year of 50th to Plant 50 Trees’.
HE Major General Prof. Dr. Mohamed Ahmed bin Fahd, Assistant Commander-in-Chief for Academic and Training Affairs at Dubai Police, and Chairman of the Higher Committee of the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment, and HE Shamsa Saleh, Secretary-General of the UAE Gender Balance Council, and Chief Executive Director of the Dubai Women Establishment, planted the trees in the presence of Dr. Hamdan Khalifa Al Shaer, member of the Higher Committee of the Zayed International Foundation for the Environment, and a number of directors and officials representing the two institutions.
Speaking at the event, HE Major General Prof. Dr. Mohammed Ahmed bin Fahd emphasised the importance of such initiatives, which reflect the values and principles instilled by the Founding Father of the UAE, and his keenness in preserving the environment. He added that Sheikh Zayed’s unstinting encouragement and support for agriculture was elucidated in his famous saying: "Grant me agriculture … and I shall guarantee civilization for you”.
Prof. Dr. bin Fahd further stated that the initiative enhances cooperation and partnership between the Zayed Foundation and Dubai Women Establishment and commended the entity for its commitment to environmental and sustainability issues, which are also reflected in the beautiful green spaces and native rare trees planted in the garden of its subsidiary, the Dubai Ladies Club.
Expressing her happiness on partnering with Zayed Foundation as part of the ‘Environmental Initiative of the Year of 50th to Plant 50 Trees’, HE Shamsa Saleh said: “Emirati women have played an integral role in nation-building in the UAE under the leadership of the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.”
She commended the efforts made by the Zayed Foundation to consolidate this wise approach, under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.
HE Shamsa Saleh added: "Under the directions of HH Sheikha Manal bint Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, wife of HH Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, and President of the Emirates Council for Gender Balance and President of DWE, the Dubai Ladies Club has launched various community initiatives in the fields of health, education and the environment. The new initiative reinforces its commitment to environmental protection and preservation through afforestation, expansion of green spaces and activities to replenish the beachfront with the aim of boosting environmental awareness among the club’s female employees and members, and the wider community.”