HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, in the presence of HH Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, launched a family stability support program “Mabrook Madabart” (Congratulations on your marriage). The program is meant for the marriage of people of determination as part of Abu Dhabi’s unified government services system “TAMM.” It comes also as part of an initiative that supports and encourages this community group by providing services to facilitate the building and formation of happy, stable and cohesive families. This will contribute to creating a system of stability and family coexistence for people of determination who are about to get married, thus achieving social cohesion, and promoting social integration by encouraging marriage, ensuring empowerment and a decent life for people of determination.
The program is expected to contribute to strengthening the government's efforts and its endeavors to develop citizens’ capabilities and tap into their energies for the service of the country. It comes following cooperation between Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination and the Federal Demographic Council, as well as six entities: Majalis Abudabi in the Presidential Court - Abu Dhabi, the Ministry of Community Development, the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority, the Family Development Foundation, Abu Dhabi Digital Authority and G42 Healthcare The program “Mabrook Madabart” provides a set of digital services for people of determination who are about to get married by facilitating their marriage, in addition to meeting the social needs of citizens who happen to be people of determination in Abu Dhabi and providing the best levels of service. It supports youth to cut the costs of marriage and make their marriage easier.
The “Mabrook Madabart” program is linked with the relevant institutions and provides a calendar of the dates of all annual mass wedding ceremonies that will take place in Abu Dhabi during the year. Its aim is to plan in advance so that the would-be couples from different categories of people of determination and to allow them to choose the appropriate date and location for them. Moral support, awareness and guidance support services are also provided, including family counseling and guidance.
The program features specialized training courses for would-be couples from different categories of people of determination, provided that they attend them at least one day for each course. It also includes courses offered by Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, including: introducing the couple to each other and partner selection, dealing with the needs of the partner who is a person of determination, external relations maintained by the person of determination’s family, having kids and parenting. There are also courses offered by the Family Development Foundation within the (preparation service for the would-be couples), including: marital compatibility, understanding the partner, effective communication, emotional gratification, conflict management, and financial planning for spouses.
The program helps people of determination who are about to get married to submit applications for a marriage grant, in addition to applying for the housing program online for citizens of the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, while identifying the housing requirements that meet their needs.
HE Abdullah Abdul Aali Al Humaidan, Secretary-General of Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, stated that based on the organization’s role and vision towards equal rights that deepen happiness and community empowerment for people of determination, and to ensure their empowerment and raise the level of their independence and effectiveness within the community, the launch of the family stability support program “Mabrook Madabart” comes as part of the organization’s keenness to provide ways to form stable families for those couples. He added that the program helps in building stronger societies based on solidarity, cohesion, and interdependence, by supporting and assisting those wishing to marry and facing a large number of social and economic difficulties and challenges hindering the achievement of this goal. The program provides facilities by involving a number of concerned institutions in this initiative.
Al Humaidan extended his sincere thanks to HH Sheikh Saif bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Interior, for launching the “Mabrook Madabart” program, and to HH Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination, for attending at the launching ceremony. He stated that: The launch of the “Mabrook Madabart” program in cooperation with six government entities is a positive step to support citizens who are people of determination at an important stage of their lives to ensure they will lead a decent life thanks to the social welfare systems. He thanked everyone who contributed to the launch of this program and supported its success for the benefit of the various segments of people of determination.
HE Moza Al Akraf Al Suwaidi, Undersecretary of the Ministry of Community Development, stated that the partnership between the Ministry and Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination and a number of relevant authorities comes to enhance and facilitate the procedures and services that people of determination deserve, especially in the family stability support program “Mabrook Madabart” which supports building a stable and happy family. She noted that the Ministry supports this initiative in all directions. It provides a database of people of determination across the country which includes all updates in terms of categories, ages, educational levels, geographical distribution, and so on. Given the role it plays in providing marriage grants in accordance with the approved terms and conditions, in addition to providing them with the opportunity and encouraging them to benefit from the mass wedding service adopted by the Ministry to support the building of stable and happy families.
Al Suwaidi confirmed that the Ministry has recently included the awareness program (Edaad) on its electronic platform, allowing youth who are about to get married to use the program around the clock in both Arabic and English, in addition to sign language. This program comes out of the Ministry's keenness to expand the targeted youth groups, both males and females, across the country.
HE Moza Al Akraf Al Suwaidi pointed out the importance of the Ministry’s role in supporting such initiatives that enhance the wellbeing of the society, especially for people of determination. This is based on the Ministry’s from-care-to-empowerment principle and the “stable family in a cohesive society” objective, in line with the goals of the coming fifty years and the vision of the UAE Centennial Plan under the slogan “towards a more cohesive society.”
HE Dr. Mohamed Abdel Hamid Al Askar, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Digital Authority, stressed that the launch of the family stability support program “Mabrook Madabart” as part of Abu Dhabi’s unified government services system “Tamm” reflects the cooperation of government entities in the Emirate of Abu Dhabi, and their commitment to work together to drive the digital transformation forward and to provide them with an exceptional customer experience that guarantees the highest standards of comfort.
He said: Tamm system is one of the main pillars for achieving the government’s approach in providing advanced and effective digital government services. The system provides interactive digital channels designed to meet the needs of the Abu Dhabi community in a smooth and fast way. Through modern technologies and innovative features of the "Tamm" system, it is now possible to easily access more than 700 digital government services, which contributes to improving the wellbeing and welfare of the society and achieving the highest levels of happiness and satisfaction with the government services provided in Abu Dhabi.
HE Maryam Mohamed Al Rumaithi, Director General of the Family Development Foundation, said that the family stability support program, “Mabrook Madabart” rolled out by Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination reflects its interest in ensuring a happy life for its people of determination, the group that is dear to our hearts. The state cares about this group it established for them several institutions and put in place initiatives and services that cater to their needs and requirements with the highest level of efficiency. Thanks to the leadership of HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, and his brother, HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, and their brothers, members of the Supreme Council of the Union, rulers of the Emirates, the UAE gives great attention to people of determination and their organizations. This helped a lot in making this category of the dear Emiratis enjoy this great care and support. The launch of this program is nothing but a new and well-planned step in the right direction confirming the unlimited interest and support given to people of determination.
She added: We congratulate Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination and its clients on the launch of the program. I assure that we are in the Family Development Foundation and as partners of Zayed Higher Organization for People of Determination in strengthening the social welfare system for this segment of the nation, we welcome this important step whose effects will have positive reverberations on the society. The society will have new families that will be added to its social fabric and contribute to its building with families enjoying the values of compassion, cooperation, and love, within a framework of human relations that enhance their cohesion in society at the same time.
Al Rumaithi also said: The launch of this program, with its related services, confirms its keenness to ensure that these Emirati individuals will enjoy health and safety, as the Emirati Genome Program provides them with healthcare.
HE Dr. Mohamed Rashid Al Hamli, Director General of the Abu Dhabi Housing Authority, said: “Abu Dhabi Housing Authority is keen to cooperate with various authorities in launching the family stability support program, “Mabrook Madabart.” This program is the result of the efforts and keenness of all parties to implement the directives and vision of our judicious leadership in supporting citizens and providing all the necessary services to them with ease, and minimal effort and time. This is the approach instilled by the founding father, Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, may his soul rest in peace, and continues to be consolidated and affirmed by HH Sheikh Mohamed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE, God bless him.”
He added: “The launch of the “Mabrook Madabart” program is an important strategic step to support an important and valuable category of citizens, i.e. the people of determination, who receive the attention, care and follow-up of the judicious leadership. Through this care and generous directives, we in the organization seek to put this initiative in place through our programs and services through which we ensure that all citizens have the proper housing that meets all their needs in order to achieve family and social stability as well as a decent and happy life.