HANDS IN THE FIELD
HANDS IN THE FIELD
DEWA employees are provided an opportunity to join us on our trips and witness our work in the field as we help provide clean water. Such time spent in the field, gives our volunteers a personal and close view that highlights the importance of clean water and its ability to drive sustainable growth. The volunteers get to witness how access to safe water and sanitation turns time spent into time saved, allows communities more time to pursue education and work opportunities, improves people’s health, and breaks the cycle of poverty.
Our volunteers have the opportunity to leave a lasting impact on the people we serve. The experience and memories they take back define the values of giving and inspire them to give more to their communities and the world. Our volunteers also gain develop new skills and build on existing experience and knowledge.
Below, you will find some of the trips that our volunteers participated in, through our joint volunteering programme with the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment (MBRHC). Our programmes encourage a culture of volunteerism and humanitarian work from the UAE to the world.
In September 2018 and in collaboration with MBRHC, we organised “Ayadi Zayed” volunteering trip to Upper Egypt. Eight volunteers from DEWA participated and we visited the Governorate of Qena and engaged in several humanitarian, social and operational projects.
In June 2018, in collaboration with our sister entity, MBRHC , we sent 11 volunteers to Kabigi village in Uganda to work on implementing water projects, renovating two schools and provide the community with basic needs.
UPPER EGYPT 2017: ‘REHLAT ALKHAIR’
In December 2017 and in line with the Year of Giving, we sent 12 volunteers to Upper Egypt for eight days. While there, the team worked on the installation of clean water distribution networks in the governorates of Qena, Aswan and Luxor. The trip also included several operational projects by MBRHC.
TAJIKISTAN 2017: MESSAGE FOR HOPE
In collaboration with DEWA and MBRHC, we sent 14 volunteers to participate in the ‘Risalat Khair’ trip to the Republic of Tajikistan for the first time. The volunteers launched a sustainable development project in Kaznok village to provide drinking water to over 45,000 people.