Mrs Heha Al Kharafi receives a Humanitarian Achievement Award at the Women In Leadership Forum

Published November 3rd, 2009 - 02:11 GMT
Mrs Heba Al Kharafi received the Humanitarian Achievement Award for her effective contribution in arts and culture charities on the opening night of the Women In Leadership Forum on October 25th, 2009 at Burj Al Arab in Dubai.
“I am honoured to receive the Humanitarian Achievement Award. Studying our roots and traditions through the comprehension of Traditional Arts is essential. I believe that creating awareness of this approach will bridge the gap between cultures and religions and will generate more tolerance amongst various cultures of the world. This can only be achieved by sharing ideas and efforts with other leaders. The WIL Forum represents the ideal platform to achieve that goal.” commented Heba Al Kharafi.
The Award was granted to Mrs Heba Al Kharafi in recognition of her extensive work over the past seven years in promoting arts and culture as well as the preservation of its roots and origins. Heba’s work has been mainly in coordination with His Highness The Prince of Wales for the Prince’s Charitable Foundation in the UK and the Middle East.
Heba has been involved in mainly art-related charities such as the organization of the Arts Exhibition in Clarence House at Saint James Palace in London, the refurbishment of Sultan Taz Palace in Old Cairo, the preservation of the Green Mountains in Libya, and the opening of the Museum of Islamic Arts in Qatar, just to name a few. Heba has also organized several arts and culture workshops for students of the Prince’s School of Traditional Arts in the United Kingdom, Jordan, Egypt, United Arab Emirates and Kuwait.
Moreover, she contributed in the establishment of Traditional Arts Schools in Egypt, Jordan and Abu Dhabi.  She succeeded in leading many students through their start-up careers in working with renowned multi-national brands to gain commercial experience through the application of basic Traditional Arts design guidelines. Her work considerably helped them produce valuable and commercially viable objects while reflecting cultural roots and heritage.
With all those activities, Heba aimed to introduce the work of the Charities to the Arab World and highlight its contribution to Arts, Business, Health and Education.

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