UPS Foundation renews partnership with Emirates Foundation

EF 2019 06 24Logistics provider UPS has announced that the UPS Foundation has renewed its partnership with the Emirates Foundation, a national organisation set up by the Abu Dhabi Government to facilitate public-private funded youth empowerment initiatives across the UAE, to continue supporting road safety campaigns in the country

The agreement was signed at UPS regional headquarters in Jebel Ali in the presence of Emirates Foundation CEO Maytha Al Habsi and Rami Suleiman, UPS president for the Indian Subcontinent, Middle East and Africa (ISMEA).

As a continuation of the successful collaboration, the UPS Foundation has approved a US$185,000 grant to the Emirates Foundation for 2019. The grant will be split to focus on three vital areas: US$100,000 towards the joint UPS Road Code Programme, US$50,000 towards the Community Preparedness Programme, and US$35,000 towards Emirates Foundation regional conferences.

Eduardo Martinez, president of the UPS Foundation and UPS chief diversity and inclusion officer, said, “The UPS Foundation is truly honoured to partner with the Emirates Foundation, and we highly regard the invaluable work that it is leading around the world.”

“Because of our shared values, we look forward to significantly expand our partnership and programming in the coming year. As an example, UPS has pledged to complete 20mn hours of global volunteering and community service by the end of 2020,” he added.

“The Emirates Foundation will help us drive towards this goal as part of our commitment to promoting global volunteering and youth engagement more broadly. Our partnership with the Emirates Foundation has always been results-driven and we believe that the UPS Road Code Program is a demonstration of our joint hands-on approach and our commitment to ensuring the youth of today are the strength of tomorrow,” he noted.

Maytha Al Habsi, CEO of Emirates Foundation, commented, “Such partnerships represent a critical part of our Youth Development model which is about solving social problems systemically and at scale. This requires more than just funding. By partnering with the private sector, we get access to technical input and also provide opportunities for youth to learn and connect directly with real-life situations.”

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