Hadeyat Al Ata’a

Spreading Hope and Happiness

Giving Hope with Al Jalila FoundationOur Partnerships Power Hope
October 2019

October is a significant month at Al Jalila Foundation and while we see the temperatures cool, the spirit of philanthropy heats up across the nation with our 5th #PINKtober campaign to support breast cancer research.With the publication of this edition of Hadeyat Al Ata’a we celebrate 2 years of sharing inspirational news made possible with your incredible support.Partnerships are the foundation to the success of our healthcare programs and each one of our beneficiaries have a heartwarming Story of Hope whether it is a patient who received lifesaving treatment. read more


Giving Hope with Al Jalila FoundationGiving Hope with Al Jalila Foundation
September 2019

As a global philanthropic organisation we aim to make a difference by empowering people to offer their unique contribution to better the world through medical innovation. On the occasion of International Day of Charity, Al Jalila Foundation takes the opportunity to inspire giving initiatives and activities to touch the lives of children. Each step we take brings with it a new sense of hope lighting the path for a brighter future and we invite you to make a donation to help us transform lives. Explore some of our programs to see how you can spread hope with Al Jalila Foundation, today. read more


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July 2019

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, is “to create hope, life and happiness for everyone in the UAE”. And, at Al Jalila Foundation we believe that health is the cornerstone to happiness and every child deserves the opportunity to grow up healthy, dream and realise their potential. We are delighted to share with you the success of the third annual basma Ramadan campaign which has become an established feature on the Ramadan calendar embodying the spirit of giving. read more


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May 2019

On this first day of Ramadan we wish you a blessed holy month and in the spirit of giving we shine a light on children in need of medical care. If you meet 4-year-old Euale today it is hard to imagine that only a short while ago this energetic boy was undergoing intense chemotherapy for acute myeloid leukaemia. He was only 2 when his parents received the devastating diagnosis which was made further overwhelming when the severity of the treatment and the reality of the cost was considered. The family reached out to Al Jalila Foundation who offered a helping hand and followed… read more


Celebrating the Determined
April 2019

This year, World Autism Day falls on the back of the awe-inspiring Special Olympics World Games held in Abu Dhabi which brought together 7500 participants with intellectual disabilities, including autism, pushing boundaries and embodying strength, courage and determination. It is estimated that 1 in 59 children are diagnosed with autism, a condition that is frequently misunderstood, but with the right support and guidance children can flourish to live a life without limits. Al Jalila Foundation, through our Ta’alouf program, supports parents, teachers and carers to empower children… read more


Give Children the Gift of Hearing
March 2019

When 9-month-old Hanah contracted life threatening meningitis it left her with irreversible hearing loss. Hope was close by when her parents learned that the cutting edge cochlear implant would restore her hearing. However at a large cost the transforming solution was out of their reach. Al Jalila Foundation stepped in to fund the procedure and young Hanah, now 6-years-old, is a confident, adventurous, bright young child who excels at school and loves music. The overjoyed parents expressed “Thank you for changing our child’s life forever. We are eternally grateful to Al Jalila Foundation…. read more


Make a Difference with Al Jalila FoundationMake a Difference with Al Jalila Foundation
February 2019

Jumpstart your year with the gift of health and happiness to those who need it most; donate to Al Jalila Foundation’s healthcare programs and help us transform lives. Al Jalila Foundation is underpinned by three pillars: treatment, education and research and everything we do is to improve lives be it through supporting a hopeful patient, an aspiring student or a pioneering scientist. Each step we take brings with it a new sense of hope lighting the path for a brighter tomorrow. With you by our side, we can do so much more to impact the lives of those in need. Explore how you can… read more


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


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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