The wasl Asset Management Group donated a specially outfitted bus for elderly transport to the Dubai Health Authority (DHA) Elderly Centre.
H.E. Eng. Essa Al Hajj Al Maidoor, Director-General of the DHA, received this donation from H.E. Hesham Al Qassim, CEO of wasl Asset Management Group, amidst a celebration held at the Elderly Centre attended by Mr. Abdulla Obaidalla, wasl’s Chief Operations Officer, and Dr Ahmad Kalban, CEO of Primary Healthcare Sector at the DHA.
The move comes as part of wasl’s on-going CSR strategy that calls for giving back to the community, especially relevant as the Holy month of Ramadan is approaching – a time marked with charitable initiatives that embrace giving.
H.E. Eng. Essa Al Hajj Al Maidoor, Director-General of the DHA, appreciated the goodwill gestures of the UAE’s public and private sectors such as wasl Asset Management Group, that work to deliver services to the community. He also mentioned the importance of giving to charity, which embodies the DHA’s plans and strategies that focus on the needs of the community.
On this occasion H.E. Hesham Al Qassim, CEO of wasl Asset Management Group, said: “The elderly are cared for and taken care of by the UAE’s organisations for the immense value they have in our community, which is why no effort is spared to cover their needs and ensure their comfort.” He added: “wasl seeks, by implementing its give back to the community program, to achieve its vision of being a leader in charitable work. For this reason the Mamzar Centre was selected to make the lives of the elderly easier and more peaceful.”
The vehicle will be registered under the Dubai Health Authority who oversees the management of the centre that aims not to replace the home of the elderly, but complement the role of the family in the care of their older relatives. The bus is equipped to lift wheelchairs, and thus facilitate the movement of the handicapped and elderly.