The Dubai Youth Council, with the support and sponsorship of Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, has launched a youth volunteer initiative to clean solar panels on the rooftops of houses in Hatta.
The effort supports the ‘Day for Dubai’ initiative, launched by H.H. Sheikh Hamdan bin Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Crown Prince of Dubai and Chairman of Dubai Executive Council, to consolidate the spirit of volunteering in society.
50 volunteers participated in the initiative, visiting houses to clean the solar panels installed as part of DEWA’s project which installed solar panels on the roofs of villas in Hatta, based on the regulations of the Shams Dubai initiative.
Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD & CEO of DEWA, emphasised DEWA’s intent to promote environmental, social, and economic sustainability in Dubai, and the UAE.
"At DEWA, we want to expand the role of our youth in the comprehensive sustainable development of Dubai and the UAE. We spare no effort in providing the necessary support for young people to direct their energies to enable them to discover new opportunities and become empowered to be more innovative and creative. We are guided by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, the Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, who said that youth are the strength of any nation and its hope for a better future, and the country’s prosperity and future lie in their hands," said Al Tayer.
Abdulla Al Basti, Secretary-General of the Executive Council of Dubai, said, "This initiative represents the values of the ‘Day for Dubai’ initiative, to invest time and effort in innovative volunteering work to improve people's lives and to make a behavioural change that makes volunteering a part of the daily lifestyle and choices of our society. Volunteering is a key pillar in the nation's advancement and community development, and spreading the values of cooperation and connection among people. Volunteering is an indicator of the development of the nation and society, and one of the drivers of social development."