Omar Mohammed Al Hajjaj meets Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed and Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid in Abu Dhabi. File
An 8-year-old Emirati boy is growing his hair to donate to cancer care organisations to make wigs for cancer patients.
Omar Mohammed Al Hajjaj, a grade two student at Al Mawakeb School is being praised for his initiative. He has been growing his hair from the age of three, after he witnessed his aunt’s struggle with cancer.
Amira Yousuf, Omar's mother said her children pledged their support to cancer patients after they saw their aunt suffering with cancer.
Omar has donated his hair twice in the past and this year it will be the third time.
His parents have decided to honour his school and cut his hair in the school premises.
Omar's family was part of the inspirational families that were chosen by the Adheedak initiative to meet His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai and His Highness Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces.
Sheikh Mohamed Bin Zayed was proud of Omar and even asked to take a picture with him.
The family-school application Adheedak (Arabic for Your Assistant) seeks to enhance societal cohesion and promote best educational practices.
The initiative will establish stability in the school community and have positive impact on the student's academic, societal and educational performance.
The app provides users/parents with a menu of daily options, activities and tasks including setting dates for picking up their children, attending parent-teacher meetings, engaging in school cultural and entertainment activities including voluntary works, reading books and family fun activities. The app also features ISBN (International Standard Book Number) reader application, QR code, Geolocation, the identification or estimation of the real-world geographic location of an object.
The new nation brand will reflect the UAE’s exceptional and successful experience as a country with ambitions, dreams and aspirations of no limit.
“We have been blessed with a healthy baby, Ali Mohamad Al Shaikh, which makes our day even more joyous."
Munira Omar was 32 when she was injured in a road traffic accident in 1991 after picking up her son Omar from school in the city of Al-Ain.
The Ministry said a 62-year old Asian expat and a 78-year old GCC national who tested positive for COVID-19 died due to complications related to chronic diseases. This brings death toll to eight.
An Australian tourist who was infected with the new coronavirus (Covid-19) thanked the UAE health sector for the care and treatment she received and helped her recover from the virus. She reportedly landed at Dubai Airport as a transit passenger on her way from Britain to Australia.
Two medical doctors said hand sanitizers which are the alternative to the 20-second handwashing, if soap and water were unavailable, should have at least 60 per cent isopropyl alcohol content.