Dubai Customs exhibits orphans handcrafts in collaboration with Tamkeen from Sharjah

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Published April 3rd, 2016 - 05:14 GMT
During the event
During the event

Coinciding  with International Orphan Day held annually on the 1st of April, and in collaboration with the Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation (Tamkeen),  Dubai Customs welcomed Tamkeen Exhibition for orphans at its headquarters in Port Rashid. The event exhibited handcrafts made by of the female orphans of the foundation, with the aim of luring support to this prized community segment.

Touring the exhibition, HE Ahmed Mahboob Musabih, Dubai Customs Director, said, “The hosting of this exhibition is an expression  of our commitment towards social responsibility and is in line with our keenness to further develop community.” He also pointed out Dubai Customs role in bolstering direct engagement with private institutions and seeking positive interaction via a wide set of communication channels with the community at large which comes in line with DC’s strategic goals.

HE Ahmed Mahboob hailed the fruitful cooperation between Dubai Customs and Tamkeen on this noble cause for best serving the community and this valued spectrum in particular.  He also expressed his admiration of the high quality and classy handmade products exhibited, which included prayer rugs, traditional Arab (Majlis) accessories, hand crafted and ornamented incensers.

Maryam Khalifa Al Shamsi, Senior Manager Government Partnership and Corporate Social Responsibility Section, said, “ Dubai Customs is always honoured to take part in such events which are deemed as an obligation towards the wellbeing of the society.” She also highlighted that this exhibition supports social empowerment of the female members of the Foundation and provides a fertile platform for their societal integration.

On her part, Mrs Yusra Saeed, Administrative Coordinator at Sharjah Foundation for Social Empowerment, expressed her gratitude for Dubai Customs welcoming the exhibition, marking this event as one of their best ever exhibiting experience held nationwide.  

Yusra Saeed underlined that Tamkeen is currently harbouring around 2006 female orphans of different nationalities and various age groups, whom are welcomed in until they get married. She also stated that  around 10 to 15 girls are currently working at the tailoring and embroidery workshop.

Worthwhile noting that Tamkeen is responsible  for covering all necessary services to its valued residents including health and education, in addition to providing them with guidance to find suitable jobs at the marketplace. 

Background Information

Dubai Customs

Dubai Customs is one of the leading government departments taking part in enhancing sustainable development and promoting Dubai’s image worldwide, turning it into a principal capital, business and tourism destination, as it facilitates smooth movement of legitimate trade and leverages economic and social development, the matter which is consistent with its slogan stating "gateway to Dubai’s prosperity", because prosperity is usually based on free trade through a safe, fast and practical environment to meet the needs of people and adapt to their requirements. This in addition to DC’s main role to protect society and borders against those who try to smuggle prohibited substances to or through Dubai threatening the community safety and security.

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