15 Jan 2018

wasl Supports Inmates of Punitive and Correctional Establishments in Dubai in Line with the UAE’s Year of Zayed 2018

wasl Asset Management Group has signed an agreement with Dubai Police...

[Dubai, United Arab Emirates, 15 January 2018]: wasl Asset Management Group has signed an agreement with the General Department of Punitive and Correctional Establishments of the Dubai Police General Command in alignment with the UAE’s ‘Year of Zayed 2018’. Reflecting the values of the Founding Father, the agreement will see the two parties continuing their cooperation to support inmates in Dubai’s penal institutions with a series of enriching programmes and activities.

The agreement was signed between Brigadier-General Ali Mohammed Abdullah Al Shamali, Director of the General Department of Punitive and Correctional Establishments, and Zainab Mohammed, CEO of Chief Property Management & Marketing Officer and Chairman of the CSR Committee at wasl.

Brigadier-General Ali Mohammed Abdullah Al Shamali commented: “In line with the directives of the Dubai Police General Command, and in cooperation with government and private institutions, this agreement continues our efforts to strengthen community partnerships in order to create and provide the necessary facilities for the rehabilitation of inmates. This endeavour relies on contributions from the external community, which have a positive impact on the success of our programmes and plans. These are designed to apply international standards to the care of inmates across various professional, educational, religious, sports, health, and psychological aspects. This helps to support the rehabilitation and community reform systems, allowing inmates to return to society as equal and productive individuals who depend on themselves and contribute to building a benevolent homeland and a happy family life.”

Commenting on the agreement, Zainab Mohammed said: “wasl is proud to support the ‘Year of Zayed 2018’ with several initiatives. We have a strong ongoing relationship with Dubai Police General Command as we share a similar overall goal — to spread happiness in our Emirate across all segments of society. Our agreement aims to strengthen existing relations and explore more opportunities that contribute to spreading goodness and consolidating empathy as a key value in our society. Integrating the inmates of penal and correctional institutions is an important part of this mission as it allows them to become good and productive citizens who benefit themselves, their families and society in general.”

Under the agreement, wasl will provide sponsorship to support activities, initiatives and public administration programmes that serve the inmates of penal and correctional institutions, including dune buggy manufacturing. This programme will allow the automotive industry to support inmates in learning all stages of dune buggy manufacturing, from structure to assembling electrical and mechanical body parts, and will use the best technology to manufacture five cars. The cars will be allocated to inmates who pass their rehabilitation mechanical courses.

As part of the agreement, wasl will also provide a computer hall equipped with the latest technology in order to train the inmates in rehabilitation and specialised courses in various other fields. The computer hall will accommodate 10 devices, in addition to projectors and specialised programmes.