Co-chair's Column

August 10, 2017


Sharing our first edition of the Beacon of Hope UAE newsletter is a time of celebration, reflection and yet another step on the pathway to further impact and achievement.  Our newsletters will allow us to highlight our latest missions and achievements, as well as to applaud volunteers, thank our collaborators, partners and sponsors, and introduce Beacon of Hope UAE, globally.


 In the one short year since my co-chair, Saood Al Harethi, and I formally announced the launch of Beacon of Hope UAE on behalf of our patron and founder, Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, we have come so far.  Having impacted children in 6 countries to date, and adding at least 7 more countries by year’s end, we are very proud to have been selected as one of the top 12 finalists for the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives’ Arab Hope Maker’s Award 2017.  Out of 65,000 entries from across the Arab nations, we were selected to represent the UAE as a finalist. Beacon of Hope UAE demonstrated that together as a team, and through the power of collaboration, we can make a measurable impact on children suffering due to poverty, war or political unrest.  Beacon of Hope is providing opportunity and hope, one light…and child, at a time.  Please join us.

Saood Al Harethi
Co-Chair, Beacon of Hope UAE

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