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Partners for a Better Future

By virtue of a Royal Decree issued by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum on December, 2006, the Majid Al Futtaim Charity Foundation was established as the non-profit arm of the Majid Al Futtaim Group. It was officially registered as a privately-owned charitable institution in January 2007 at the Department of Economic Development, Dubai, United Arab Emirates.

What We Do

Direct Contributions
In addition to our work in the healthcare and education sector, we also are supporting Ramadan activities, sponsoring local and international charitable events and other community initiatives. This provides the Foundation an opportunity to play an active role in community development as well as establish meaningful partnerships with other entities that will have a far-reaching impact on the development of the UAE.

- Ramadan Activities
The Foundation started its first social and philanthropic programme during the Holy month of Ramadan 2010 by collaborating with various local charitable organisations in providing Ramadan Iftar and Meer to the needy from the different emirates.

- Fujairah Housing Units
The Foundation provided assistance for the construction of 30 housing units to be given to low-income UAE Nationals in Fujairah.

Healthcare
- School Health Awareness Campaign
Health awareness campaigns are going to be implemented in schools targeting the younger generation, encouraging them to adopt healthier lifestyles through proper nutrition and exercise as well as raising their knowledge of various illnesses that will have an impact on their health such as hypertension, high cholesterol, diabetes, smoking, weight control, physical activity and healthy nutrition.

Some of the initiatives that will be implemented during the campaign include the SMART (“Start Making All The Right Turns”) Programme which focuses on promoting healthy lifestyles and increasing awareness about non-communicable diseases.

There will also be a drama and poster competition, an internship programme, as well as ACHIEVE activity which will focus on cardio vascular related illnesses, such as smoking, obesity, diabetes, hypertension and high cholesterol.

- Fujairah Kidney Centre
The Foundation began building and equipping a new dialysis centre unit in Fujairah, in cooperation with the UAE Ministry of Health. This project was completely funded by the Foundation and began operations by the 3rd quarter of 2012.

- Latifa Hosptal NICU Extension
The Foundation is sponsoring the expansion of the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit in Latifa Hospital (Dubai) which shall commence after finalising all the necessary government approvals. Studies are also being made to assess the current situation in all the hospitals in the UAE to see the areas that may need to be developed based on society needs.

Training and Education
- AFAAQ Training Programme
MAF Charity Foundation launched ‘Afaaq’, a programme that will empower UAE nationals and help improve their employment prospects and help strengthen their skills and competencies through theoretical and on-the-job training.

- Majid Al Futtaim Institute for Retail Management
One of the Foundation’s major goals is to establish a permanent institution specifically focused on teaching and training personnel about the ever expanding retail and shopping mall sector in the UAE.

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Donate your time

Here’s your chance to make a difference in the lives of others. You can start by sharing some of your time to work with us on some of our projects.

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