Emirates Foundation's Takatof programme has announced the successful end of its first summer camp activities, where tens of Emirati youths aged between 15 and 18 from across the emirates were trained in several skill-sets to enable them to better serve and give back to their communities.
Held at the Takatof head office in Abu Dhabi, the first edition of the summer camp included a wide range of significant training courses aimed at helping these young volunteers develop their creative skills and capabilities to partake in meaningful and effective community engagements.
Maytha Al Habsi, Chief Programmes Officer at the Emirates Foundation, said, "At Emirates Foundation, we aim to have a positive impact on the lives of Emirati youths. We have a moral duty towards this young generation and we devote our time and efforts to play an important role to empower them and provide them with the necessary skills that would enable them to give back to their communities and create positive social impact. With this new initiative under our Takatof programme, we hope to encourage more young Emirati youths to participate in the betterment of our community."
Inspired by His Highness General Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the U.A.E. Armed Forces, Takatof is a voluntary social programme designed by the Emirates Foundation to foster a culture of volunteering throughout the different society segments in the United Arab Emirates. The programme provides them with an opportunity to volunteer in many humanitarian and social initiatives to make good use of their leisure time.