New Workplace Nursery Opens at Abu Dhabi Municipality’s Headquarters

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Published March 15th, 2018 - 10:58 GMT
During the opening.
During the opening.

Pursuant to the directives of Her Highness Shaikha Fatima bint Mubarak, President of the General Women's Union, Chairwoman of the General Women's Union, Supreme Chairwoman of the Family Development Foundation and President of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood, and based on the announcement of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood of launching the ‘Emirati Child Day,’ HE Saif Bader Al Qubaisi, the General Manager of Abu Dhabi City Municipality, opened a nursery at the headquarters of Abu Dhabi City Municipality, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Street, Abu Dhabi. The opening ceremony was attended by scores of senior executives and employees.

Upon opening the nursery, His Excellency the General Manager of Abu Dhabi City Municipality said: “Child care is our social responsibility as individuals and institutions, guided by the human and social values laid by the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, who was keen to provide care & welfare to all community members. It is also a continuation to the wise drive set by His Highness Shaikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, which culminated in the promulgation of the Wadima Law, which provides for the preservation of the right of children to life, survival and development. We, at Abu Dhabi City Municipality, are honoured to be a key player in implementing this social and humanitarian wise strategy.”

"We, in the UAE, are proud of the humanitarian values and high social welfare enjoyed by families in the UAE community, especially children thanks to our wise leadership and the great care accorded by Her Highness Sheikha Fatima bint Mubarak (Mother of the UAE) who has taken the responsibility of supporting families, offering child care, and nurturing a natural environment that ensures healthy mental and physical health growth. The step offers the opportunity to mothers to have their children looked after on-site in a high-quality nursery. We are delighted to be one of the institutions that responded to the call of the Supreme Council for Motherhood and Childhood to make this achievement on childcare out of our commitment to children’s rights in celebration of this occasion,” added Al Qubaisi.

“Opening a nursery a the workplace on the UAE Child Day highlights the commitment of Abu Dhabi City Municipality to supporting its male and female employees, protecting children’s rights and allowing working parents to focus on their roles, knowing that their children are only moments away in a stimulating and safe environment that enables them to flourish. The Municipality assigns considerable attention to its employees as well as customers, which is an integral part of its strategy, mission and objectives,” elaborated the General Manager of Abu Dhabi City Municipality.

It is worth mentioning that the number of female employees at Abu Dhabi City Municipality has now reached 746 females, 463 of them are married. Providing a workplace nursery for the staff signals the Municipality's commitments towards its employees to foster an ideal work environment conducive to excellence.

Background Information

بلدية مدينة أبوظبي

نعمل في دائرة التخطيط العمراني والبلديات على تفعيل استراتيجية أبوظبي للتطوير الشامل وندعمها من خلال خطة أبوظبي وترجمة مبادئها الجوهرية إلى واقع مَلموس بعملنا على تطوير خطط هيكلية استراتيجية تساعد في رسم ملامح مستقبل التطور المتكامل لإمارة أبوظبي استناداً إلى أُسس مدروسة تدخل فيها اعتبارات البنية التحتية، والبيئة، وسهولة الوصول، والنسيج العمراني، ومساحات الأراضي المتاحة وأفضل استخداماتها، والخدمات التي تمكننا من إعداد استراتيجيات تخطيطية تغطي جميع أرجاء الإمارة.

 

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