Dubai, UAE: du, from Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), is donating AED 1 million to Al Jalila Foundation, a global philanthropic organisation dedicated to transforming lives through medical research, education and treatment to position Dubai and the UAE at the forefront of medical innovation. 

The donation was announced by Fahad Al Hassawi, CEO at du and Dr. Abdulkareem Al Olama, CEO at Al Jalila Foundation. It will help fund the foundation’s latest projects, including research grants that have created training opportunities for more than 400 young students and post-doctoral associates in the UAE, and contributed to 321 publications in multiple international scientific journals and 284 conference presentations. 

In addition, projects funded by Al Jalila Foundation have led to six patent inventions, four new discoveries and numerous local as well as international awards for research excellence. du’s contribution to the foundation is in alignment with the telco’s #RamadanInYou campaign which focuses on giving back to the local community in a way that is both sustainable and engages du employees.

About du

Operating under the steadfast umbrella of Emirates Integrated Telecommunications Company (EITC), du is an integral driver of the UAE’s economic, social and digital transformation. Thriving on digitally innovating all facets of the contemporary telecom experience, we touch the lives of millions of customers everyday as a dedicated enabler of connectivity, continuity and growth across consumer and enterprise segments. Whether delivering state-of-the-art Smart City infrastructure, bespoke enterprise ICT solutions, government communications, secure data solutions, or the very best in home entertainment and value, we are a reliable telco and ICT player shaping the future of communication for a more connected tomorrow.

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