UAE event to celebrate women in sports

The program for the week will include the fifth editions of both the International Conference of Sports for Women and the Fatima bint Mubarak World Sports Awards, as well as an array of educational and mass participation sports events.
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Updated 03 March 2020

UAE event to celebrate women in sports

Sheikha Fatima bint Hazza bin Zayed Al-Nahyan, chairwoman of Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy (FBMA), and president of the Abu Dhabi and Al-Ain ladies clubs, has called the women of the UAE and around the world to be part of a week-long celebration of women in sports. A unique event is set to bring together world-famous athletes, industry leaders and like-minded women around the world to celebrate their achievements and motivate greater participation in sports.
The program for the week will include the fifth editions of both the International Conference of Sports for Women and the Fatima bint Mubarak World Sports Awards, as well as an array of educational and mass participation sports events.
Led by the FBMA and the Abu Dhabi Sports Council (ADSC), the women in sports celebration will take place from Nov. 13 to 20 in Abu Dhabi.
Sheikha Fatima said: “It is a pleasure and an honor to invite all of you to be part of an extraordinary celebration of women in sports. The initiative embodies not only UAE’s commitment to women’s development, but also brings to life our values of inclusion, innovation and healthy competition.”
“Since the inception of the Fatima bint Mubarak Ladies Sports Academy we have made it our mission to continuously create countless opportunities for women to participate in sports. We commit to keep passionately supporting the rise of inspirational leaders in the sports industry, both here in the UAE and globally. I call on you to join us in playing a key role in shaping the future of women’s sports.”


Bupa Arabia supports the underprivileged & orphans

Updated 26 May 2020

Bupa Arabia supports the underprivileged & orphans

Bupa Arabia for Cooperative Insurance has partnered with the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development to distribute 3,000 food baskets among underprivileged families, which are registered with the ministry’s Social Welfare and Family Welfare Agency. The initiative comes in line with the spirit of Ramadan, a month of giving, and in response to the COVID-19 outbreak.

This year, orphans who are covered under Bupa Arabia’s free health insurance program will help in preparing and distributing the baskets to inculcate a sense of giving among them.

Dr. Abdullah Al-Wahaibi, undersecretary at the Social Welfare and Family Welfare Agency, hailed Bupa Arabia’s move to involve orphans in preparing and distributing baskets under the supervision of the agency, saying: “This is a caring gesture from Bupa Arabia, and it promotes a sense of belonging among orphans while cultivating the principles of giving, communication and closeness between them and society.”

He added that the initiative supports what the company has been offering orphans for years. More than 2,600 orphans, living in more than 47 homes across the Kingdom, benefit from Bupa Arabia’s free health insurance program. The program includes divorced orphans and widows who live with their children in social care homes.

Loay Hisham Nazer, chairman of Bupa Arabia, said: “The orphans will be joining hands to assemble and distribute baskets to the families in an attempt to get a sense of the pride of giving during the holy month. We’ve also extended this to our employees, who collectively prepared 411 food baskets. We hope that we make a real and positive impact through this initiative.”

Bupa Arabia was the first company to offer free health insurance for residents of “Dar Al-Rafeef” in 2011. Three years later, in 2014, the program expanded to cover all orphans residing in shelters supervised by the Ministry of Human Resources and Social Development.

“We believe that in order to play a proactive role in society, we need to provide more than just health insurance; we should aim to become the health care partner for every orphan in Saudi Arabia. Therefore, we would like them to know that we are always by their side,” Nazer said, adding that the orphans receive special treatment and the same services that are given to some VIP clients.

The free health insurance program offers a range of quality services, including a designated hotline to receive calls and provide immediate assistance. Bupa Arabia also developed an integrated program that enables doctors to visit beneficiaries periodically for checkups, and regularly organizes health education workshops to raise awareness. The program is approved by the Cooperative Health Insurance Council and covers all treatments, including plastic surgery, dermatology, and even cases that are not covered by regular health insurance.