Vice-President and Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum attended the Noor Dubai Foundation's brainstorming session, held today morning at Zabeel Ladies Club, with participation of four teams from the foundation, youth volunteers from the GCC, international speakers from various universities, banks and the Carter Centre.
While interacting with the participants, Sheikh Mohammed spoke with them and listened to their ideas on topics of the brainstorming, which included the foundation's national and international programmes for combating blindness, the media, the foundation's corporate identity, as well as investments and donations for the foundation.
Sheikh Mohammed took part in the debate on the most successful methods for developing the foundation's strategy for the next five years, and capabilities to implement this strategy in the field to achieve the foundation's objectives, among others, to tackle trachoma in the Amharic region in northern Ethiopia.
Sheikh Mohammed praised the efforts of Noor Dubai Foundation and its humanitarian achievements since its inception five years ago, adding that he relies on creative ideas of youth. He urged them to harness their capabilities and talents so as to build a modern nation based on creativity and excellence, and creating opportunities for Emirati innovators and researchers.
Eisa Al Maidour, Director-General of Dubai Health Authority, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Noor Dubai Foundation, stressed the importance of debates to exchange views among the participants to adopt constructive ideas and innovative solutions.
For her part, Dr. Manal Omran Taryam, Executive Director of the Foundation, said the attendance of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid of the brainstorming reflects his keenness on activating the role of youth and encouraging them to innovate. She thanked Sheikh Mohammed for the establishment of the innovative brainstorming experience, and for his unlimited support to Noor Dubai Foundation to discharge its humanitarian role.
The Noor Dubai Foundation envisions a world where all individuals living in low income regions and suffering from visual disabilities, have access to eye healthcare and given equal and fair opportunities of treatment that will improve their quality of life.