Hadeyat Al Ata’a

Spreading Hope and Happiness

Harmony, at the Heart of the Nation Harmony, at the Heart of the Nation
December 2018

This 47th National Day once again brought with it a wonderful celebration of unity and harmony that makes all of us feel a part of this great country. By marking UAE National Day, we also honour the legacy of His Highness Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, Father of the Nation and the first President of the United Arab Emirates and reflect on the values that continue to guide us: wisdom, respect, sustainability and human development. As a special tribute to Sheikh Zayed, one of the world’s greatest philanthropists, we launched Zayed – 100 Years of Inspiration, a book to bring to life… read more

October, a Celebration of Hope#PINKtober Spreads Hope Across the UAE
November 2018

This year we celebrated the 4th #PINKtober campaign led by Al Jalila Foundation in partnership with Brest Friends with record breaking participation in the month-long breast cancer awareness campaign. It has been over 20 years since the UAE saw the first blossoms of engagement during Breast Cancer Awareness Month with the pink ribbon emerging as a symbol of hope. What began as just a few people spreading the message on the existence of the disease, urging women to seek early detection, has turned into a bold nationwide campaign championed by people from all cultures… read more

October, a Celebration of HopeOctober, a Celebration of Hope
October 2018

October is here again bringing with it a wonderful outpouring of support from the community eager to do their part to support breast cancer patients in the UAE. We are delighted to see so many new partners come on board who have discovered Al Jalila Foundation’s work, and have been inspired to create #PINKtober events widening our circle of hope. We are overjoyed to see the return of our partners who are consistently at the forefront of the fight against breast cancer and unfailingly, every year, lend their hearts and voices to champion the cause. These partners include… read more

Giving Creates Stronger, Happier CommunitiesGiving Creates Stronger, Happier Communities
September 2018

Altruism is good for the soul. Helping others is good for our happiness and well-being. Giving connects us together and creates stronger, happier communities. Giving, and helping others, makes us feel part of something greater than ourselves and gives meaning to our lives. It is inspiring, thrilling and emotionally rewarding to champion a cause that we care deeply about and that has the power to improve lives. Today marks International Day of Charity which was established by the United Nations to unify people and organisations around the world to help… read more

One Million Ramadan Smiles One Million Ramadan Smiles
July 2018

“Our main goal in the UAE is to create hope, life and happiness for everyone”. That is the vision of our Founder His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai. At Al Jalila Foundation all our efforts are directed toward a common goal – to transform lives through medical research, education and treatment, positioning the UAE at the forefront of medical innovation to improve the quality of life for future generations. Supporting our children, the future’s greatest hope, is vital to achieving this goal and… read more

Sheikh Zayed's Legacy of Giving Lives OnSheikh Zayed’s Legacy of Giving Lives On
June 2018

Today marks Zayed Humanitarian Day and we celebrate the legacy of Sheikh Zayed who instilled in us the values of compassion, kindness and giving. It is because of our Founding Founder’s love for his people that the UAE has become the great nation that it is today and his timeless principles are woven into the fabric of the United Arab Emirates. With this day coinciding with the 19th of Ramadan, it is a wonderful time to reflect and bring out the humanitarian in all of us as we can each do our part to make the world a better place.  This Ramadan, our focus turns to children’s …read more

Giving the Gift of SmilesGiving the Gift of Smiles
May 2018

Ramadan is a time of reflection, spending time with family and most importantly, giving to those who are in need. We consider it a privilege to be in a position where we can make a difference in people’s lives. Nothing makes us happier than to receive an email that says, “My son has a chance at life”; the smile from the young woman who can walk down the aisle on her wedding day; or the phone call of overwhelming joy from the mother whose son has called her ‘Mom’ for the first time after a successful cochlear implant.These are the moments that make our job at Al Jalila….  read more

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April 2018

Thanks to the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Al Jalila Foundation was established to position the UAE at the forefront of medical innovation with research as the bedrock of our strategy. At Al Jalila Foundation we consider it a great honour, to be part of this vision and to support the UAE’s inspiring efforts to be number 1. It is very heartening to see our efforts to attract top local researchers gaining momentum guiding us in our mission to improve lives through… read more

Marching into an Eventful Month, Together
March 2018

March started with World Hearing Day on the 3rd and we are delighted to share another success story of one of the programs closest to our heart Ana Asma’a. Read all about little Mohammed’s transformation from silence to joy. Today, on International Women’s Day, we celebrate women all over the world and we commend their progress in society, especially in the fields of healthcare and medical research. On the 16th, join #TeamAlJalila as We Walk with people of determination at TECOM Group’s first ever walkathon with all proceeds supporting our iMcan program… read more

3cef3de0-166e-4988-8f47-748e375b5ba0Shaping the Future of Medical Research, Together
February 2018

Team Al Jalila started the new year with a spring in our step as we prepared for the annual edition of the Standard Chartered Dubai Marathon. We were overwhelmed with the unprecedented number of individuals across the UAE dedicating their run to Al Jalila Foundation to help us transform lives. I was delighted to participate in the Dubai Health Forum and the opportunity to continue the discussion around mental health and the importance of research in the UAE, taking a step further to reduce stigma and end discrimination against people with mental… read more

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January 2018

The Year of Giving catapulted philanthropy in the UAE to another level and yielded valuable partnerships united in the goal to transform lives. As we welcome the Year of Zayed we are excited to see this continue to grow as we honour the legacy of the UAE’s Founding Father and the values that continue to guide us: wisdom, respect, sustainability and human development. Through our commitment to local medical research, we aim to continue the work of Sheikh Zayed who made incredible investments in healthcare in the UAE that transformed the quality of life…  read more

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December 2017

3 December marked International Day of Persons with Disabilities and we are proud that the UAE continues to make great leaps in inclusiveness by drawing out the best in People of Determination. A number of our healthcare programs, including Ta’alouf, focus on empowering people of determination and earlier this year we were honoured to receive the Princess Haya Award for Special Education. Sport is a great way to engage the community and this year’s 7EmiratesRun drew overwhelming participation honouring UAE National Day whilst… read more

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November 2017

As another action packed Breast Cancer Awareness Month draws to an end we would like to thank all our partners, supporters and the community for coming together in solidarity for a cause that affects millions of women around the world. Together we celebrate another record breaking #PINKtober with over 100 events ranging from school pink days, sports events, corporate health days, hospitality campaigns and many more community lead activities. Once again we have witnessed the UAE’s philanthropic spirit that enables us to continue the work we do…  read more

3cef3de0-166e-4988-8f47-748e375b5ba0Embracing the ‘Gift Of Giving’
October 2017

Al Jalila Foundation is delighted to bring you our inaugural newsletter Hadeyat Al Ata’a, the Gift of Giving in Arabic, to keep you informed of the work we do and the people we serve. The ‘Year of Giving’ is testament to the UAE’s philanthropic spirit and a wonderful example of the power our collective  efforts have to serve humanity. It is heartening to see the nation come together inspired to create a better world for future generations. Our success depends on the support we receive from our donors, partners and the community. With your generosity…  read more