Abu Dhabi-UAE – H.E Dr. Mugheer Khamis Al Khaili, Chairman of the Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi, said that November 30 is a historic day for the nation, as it is time to remember our heroes who gave up their lives protecting our nation. H.E. noted that Martyr's Day is a perfect occasion to celebrate the defenders of truth, peace, and justice.
In a statement, H.E. Dr. Al Khaili said: “This occasion fills our hearts with pride as it reminds us of the bravery and selflessness of our heroes that helped the UAE to keep its flag flying high at all times.”
H.E. Al Khaili also highlighted the exceptional leadership of His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE; His Highness Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, and the rulers of the emirates, who have provided continuous support to the families of the martyrs, as they kept the country continuously moving forward.
About the Department of Community Development
The Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi (DCD) was established in 2018 to govern the social and community-development sector through a set of policies, strategies, systems, and standards. The Department aims to improve the quality of life in the emirate and provide a dignified life for all, through high-quality, impactful, and efficient services. One of DCD’s priorities is to raise awareness about social issues pertinent to Abu Dhabi and its people and find innovative solutions.
There are 4 main entities under the umbrella of DCD, namely: Abu Dhabi Social Support Authority (ADSSA), Authority of Social Contribution - (Ma'an), Abu Dhabi Centre for Sheltering, and Humanitarian Care - (Ewa'a), and Family Care Authority (FCA). The department also collaborates with 7 partners in the community development sector in Abu Dhabi to achieve the desired goals. These entities include Zayed Higher Organisation for People of Determination (ZHO), Zayed House for Islamic Culture (ZHIC), Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), Family Development Foundation (FDF), The Social Care and Minors Affairs Foundation (SCMAF), Abu Dhabi Housing Authority (ADHA), and Abu Dhabi Early Childhood Authority (ECA).
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