The Emirates College for Advanced Education (ECAE) has partnered with the Emirates Red Crescent (ERC) Authority to host a Charity Collection initiative in commemoration of Zayed Humanitarian Day, which falls on the 19th of Ramadan each year.

The event aligns with the humanitarian principles and philanthropic legacy of the UAE's late founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, whose teachings continue to inspire acts of generosity, tolerance, aid and humanitarian relief across the nation.

The initiative will centre around a collaborative effort from the ECAE's faculty and students, Special Olympics UAE participants, and the broader community, who will gather at the ECAE campus to collect both in-kind items and monetary donations. The event is designed not only to support ERC’s philanthropic efforts but also to foster a spirit of community engagement. By encouraging donations of books and toys in good condition, ECAE aims to provide substantial support to ERC, ensuring these contributions reach those in need.

Dr. May Al Taee, Vice Chancellor of ECAE, said: " This initiative is a heartfelt tribute to Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, our nation's late founder and a visionary in philanthropy and humanitarianism, aligning with the anniversary of his passing. It's a reflection of his enduring legacy of kindness, highlighting the values he championed. Inspired by Sheikh Zayed's example, the UAE continues to lead in fostering global solidarity and initiating charitable efforts worldwide.

"In the spirit of Ramadan, this initiative allows us to extend Sheikh Zayed's legacy of giving. By promoting humanitarian and philanthropic values across our community, particularly among ECAE’s faculty and students, we not only commemorate his virtues but also contribute to the UAE's ongoing humanitarian mission. This initiative is an opportunity to enhance social cohesion and emphasize the importance of unity and collaboration for the greater good of society."

The initiative will see the ECAE campus transform into a hub of philanthropic activity, where faculty, students, Special Olympics athletes, and community members will unite to contribute and prepare donations in collaboration with ERC staff. This event is a celebration of the spirit of giving, underscored by a shared commitment to charity, generosity and humanity.