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Over 50,000 youth volunteers served UAE community during the peak of COVID-19 pandemic


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Gulf Today, Staff Reporter

The UAE Government said over 50,000 youth volunteers helped the UAE community during the coronavirus pandemic.

Saeed Al Nazari, Director General of the Federal Youth Authority said, “During the crisis, youth volunteers exceeded 50,000. Working to serve the community, through various places and time; whether in hospitals, quarantines, testing centres, airports, ports, and malls and via various campaigns.”

In light of the current global challenges and the spread of the pandemic at an accelerated pace, the responsibility of UAE’s youth to protect society increases.

Nazari said, “We are confident that the youth have the power to overcome the crisis and find practical solutions to contribute together in building a healthy and strong Emirati society.”

The UAE’s youth are capable of providing comprehensive and integrated health care for all of society in innovative and sustainable ways, and of contributing in providing the highest levels of health care as per the international standards for quality.

During the pandemic, the Authority provided more than 500 remote activities and events working with 190 entities from government and private sectors, helping more than 30,000 young men and women, as they were able to acquire new abilities.

Federal Youth Authority said, “We worked on a set of initiatives, and provided 100 ways to invest in the youth’s energies remotely, whether through development programs, competitions, business incubators, or scholarships.”

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“We have collected our different initiatives in one platform enabling every young man and woman to benefit and invest in themselves.

“As well as the possibility to benefit from the Authority’s mental health platform to help in adopting daily habits that promote mental health.

“We call on youth to adopt habits that may promotes mental health, like allocating some time daily to communicate with family, organizing tasks and priorities and communicating with specialist in the field of Psychology.”

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