Injazat Data Systems will once again use sports as a platform to raise awareness on diabetes via its participation in the ‘Play for Life’ corporate football tournament to be held from August 14 to 18, 2011 at the Abu Dhabi National Exhibition Center. The latest edition of the annual competition organized by the Imperial College London Diabetes Centre (ICLDC) in Abu Dhabi will pit 16 teams of more than 300 players who will be cheered by over 3,000 spectators.
Greater awareness of diabetes, a chronic disease that affects more than 20 per cent of the UAE’s population, ranks high among Injazat’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiatives. Exercise is vital to controlling the glucose levels and maintaining the overall well-being of diabetics, which is why Injazat encourages those afflicted with the disease to take up football and other types of sports. ICLDC will also include a two-week ‘Play for Life Women’s Fitness Challenge’ running from August 7 to 18, 2011 that will promote the health benefits of sustainable exercise.
“Injazat has been sponsoring the annual ICLDC Ramadan tournament over the past years. As part of our Corporate Social Responsibility initiatives, we are ready to go out in the field and give a personal touch to the causes we believe in. We always look forward to the annual ICLDC matches because they allow us to interact with fellow organizations that support the fight against diabetes,” said Ali Al Neaimi, Client Care Director, Injazat Data Systems.
Aside from diabetes awareness, Injazat actively supports several other charitable and community-focused initiatives. Last May, the company teamed up with prominent organizations to help the Al Noor Centre for Children with Special Needs in Abu Dhabi receive equipment and cash donations. Over the past months Injazat has also sponsored the Zayed University IT Competition to encourage young UAE Nationals to pursue IT careers and received the ‘Best Industry Partner for the Information Technology Program’ award from the Higher Colleges of Technology - Abu Dhabi Women's College.