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.
President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, has sent a congratulatory message to President Sergio Mattarella of Italy on his country's Republic Day.
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.
“We have been blessed with a healthy baby, Ali Mohamad Al Shaikh, which makes our day even more joyous."
Sharjah Police have appealed to members of the society via their social networking platforms in Arabic and English for anyone who has information about the missing Indian boy, Mohammad Parvez, to contact on these numbers (80040 or 06-5943210).
The Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai, IACAD, has announced the delivery of 38 housing units to low-income Emirati families, in cooperation with Sheikh Zayed Housing Programme as part of the “Mudon Al Khair” (Cities of Goodness) initiative.
The UAE’s police chiefs were recently honoured with the ‘Dubai Police Security Cooperation Medal’ for their outstanding services and cooperation in maintaining the security and safety of the country. The officers were felicitated by Lieutenant General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and Public Security of Dubai, Chairman of the Police Leaders Council of the Ministry of Interior, in the presence of Major General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police