du Celebrates World NGO Day with a Health and Safety Session for Community Organisations

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Published February 25th, 2018 - 09:23 GMT
During the event.
During the event.

In celebration of World NGO Day and to raise awareness about the importance of attention to health and safety in the workplace, du from Emirates integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC) is hosting a health and safety session for local community organizations and charitable foundations on 27th February 2018. Partners attending the session include organizations such as Beit Al Khair, the New England Center for Children as well as community members of the Dubai Chamber’s Center for Responsible Business such as Friends of Cancer Patients, Goumbook, Manzil, and others.

“At du, making valuable contributions to our community is of the utmost importance to us, and we strive to do so by using our expertise in various fields at every opportunity,” said Abdulwahed Juma, Executive Vice President of Brands and Corporate Communications, du. “World NGO Day is dedicated to supporting the civil society and bringing about a better future for everyone, and we are delighted to support this cause by educating our community partners about the importance of health and safety in the workplace. Attention to health and safety is not just about compliance with the law – it is also about being socially responsible and making good business sense, and with this session, we aim to help improve the workplace experience for all.”

du's health and safety session is the fifth installment in a series of free-of-cost workshops for community organizations, with previous sessions focusing on Social Media, Strategic Communication and PR, Brand Protection, and Driving Organizational Performance in the community sector. The health and safety workshop is designed for people working in Human Resource Management or related fields within community organizations.

The session will take place from 10am to 1pm at the du headquarters in Dubai Media City on 27th February 2018. The interactive workshop will facilitate a better understanding amongst participants of the value of workplace health and safety beyond strictly compliance. It will illustrate benefits of workplace health and safety such as lower absenteeism and reduced losses through accidents, as well as an improved rapport with employees through the creation of a workplace that fosters productivity, efficiency, happiness, and wellbeing.

World NGO Day is celebrated worldwide, bringing together people from various sectors and organizations to celebrate the overall theme of Celebrate, Commemorate, and Collaborate. It was officially recognized and declared by the 12 member countries of the IX Baltic Sea NGO Forum of the Council of the Baltic Sea States in 2010 and was recognized by the UN, EU leaders, and international organizations in 2014.

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Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (du)

Ever since we opened for business in 2006, we have worked hard to enhance and expand our bouquet of services in an industry that is at the heart of economic and social transformation. Bringing people and businesses together is what we do best, offering mobile and fixed telephony, broadband connectivity and IPTV services to people, homes and businesses all over the UAE. We also provide carrier services, a data hub, internet exchange facilities and satellite services for broadcasters.

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