Touching Lives, Shaping Tomorrow
Samsung Brings Hope, Fun and Entertainment to children at the Al Noor- Samsung Hope for Children Fun Fair 13/03/11
Keeping in line with its commitment to corporate social responsibility and giving back to society,Samsung as the Title Sponsor supported the Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs in holding one of the most fun fundraising events of the year, Al Noor-Samsung Hope For Children Fun Fair, on Friday, February 25 that Al Noor premise in Al Barsha. The evenr was great success were approximately 400,000 dirhams have been raised to the benefit of the Al Noor and the entire proceeds will be utilized to cover a part of the running cots of the centerin order to continue to support its cause in serving children with special needs.
The event had over 5,000 visitors including Al Noor's staff, volunteers and Samsung employees who enjoyed themselves with the wide range of activities that were organized for everyone, including games, rides, bazaars, and the big bike parade by Emirates Motor sports Federation.
Samsung also held a raffle draw to help raise funds for the centerproviding winners with 12 of Samsung's cutting-edge products including a 46-inch LED TV, Galaxy Tabs, Wave smartphone, N150 Netbooks, R540 Notebook, 2View Digital Cameras, Home Appliances and more. Samsung's raffle drawsuccessfully sold over 20,000 raffle tickets at 10 dirhams each.
"Through Samsung Hope for Children program, we have the opportunity to continue our commitment to making a valuable contribution and difference in our communities in the areas of health and education," said Mr. Young Soo Kim, President of Samsung Gulf Electronics. "By working with Al Noor to host the Al Noor-Samsung Hope for Children Fun Fair as an extension of our partnership with Al Noor, we are glad we were able to help raise awareness and funds to better serve the center needs, empowering Al Noor Children to live, learn and strive."
The event was inaugurated by H.E. Dr. Hanif Hassan Ali Al Qassi, Minister of Health; Mr. Y.S. Kim, President of Samsung Gulfand Mr. Khalid Al Halyan, Chairman, Al Noor Centre along with the Board Members of Al Noor Training Centre.
By providing professional training , a comprehensive range of services and the necessary direction, we canhelp change their livesand make them functionally integral to our community," stated Isphana Al Khatib, Director of Al Noor Training Centre "That's what Al Noor training center is all about and thanks to special partners like Samsung who are truly passionate about making a difference, we can continue to create an environment that makes our kids feel safe, learn, and look forward to a better tomorrow."
In December 2010, Samsung and Gulf Electronics and Al Noor Training Center for Children with Special Needs partnered up and launched afully fledged CSR program to help children live, learn and thrive. The ‘Samsung Hope for Children' initiative increases the company's cause-related marketing focus to have greater impact on the two areas most affecting children: health and education.