Abu Dhabi: His Excellency Engineer Hamad Ali Al Dhaheri, Undersecretary of the Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi, said: “On Martyr’s Day, we feel proud of those who laid down their lives for this great country and its people. They will remain permanently in the memory of our leaders as well as all of us.”
H.E. added: “We have learned valuable lessons from our martyrs and heroes who expressed the highest forms of loyalty to the nation and its leadership, and their sacrifices will remain forever in our collective memory. Our leadership seeks to immortalize our heroes, and their names will shine through history of the nation that was founded on the principles of unity, loyalty and courage.
Al Dhaheri concluded: “We pray to the Almighty Allah to forgive them, and to protect our country, our wise leadership, as well as the families of the martyrs.”
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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