Dubai, UAE: The Chairman of Tiger Group, Engineer Waleed El Zoubi, and his sons, donated AED1 million to the 100 Million Meals campaign, the first humanitarian campaign of its kind in the Arab world to provide food parcels for disadvantaged individuals and families across 30 countries in the Middle East, Asia, Africa, Europe and South America during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The 100 Million Meals campaign, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, is managed by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, in cooperation with the UN World Food Programme, Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, Food Banking Regional Network, and local food banks and humanitarian and charity institutions in beneficiary countries.
The campaign is an expansion of 2020’s locally held 10 Million Meals campaign that empowered COVID-19-hit communities across the UAE. Initially, the campaign was launched to provide food support for the hungry in the Middle East, Africa and Asia during the Holy Month of Ramadan, but soon expanded to also include South America and Europe, after it met with a great response from philanthropists and was able to surpass the set goal of AED100 million, within just 10 days of its launch.
Humanitarian Duty Unites Us
Waleed El Zoubi said: “This campaign reflects the Emirati culture, which is based on helping others, and supporting the UAE in its humanitarian work is a must. Our material contribution is an honor, and gratitude is not due to us as donors, but rather to Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives as organizers of this heartfelt campaign during the Holy month.”
He added: “The UAE is a country of opportunities and successes, and we owe it for all that we realize and achieve on its land, so it is our duty to contribute to it. What is truly remarkable in the 100 Million Meals campaign is that it does not limit itself to helping the hungry in our region, but also in various countries across the world, making the UAE unique in its humanitarian donations – regardless of race, religion, and geographic location.”
Ending Hunger is a Priority
The 100 Million Meals campaign comes as part of the UAE’s generous efforts to support the second of the UN’s Sustainable Development Goals – to end hunger and all forms of malnutrition in the world by 2030.
Four Donation Channels
Donations to the 100 Million Meals campaign can be made in four ways. First, on the campaign website www.100millionmeals.ae, second, by contacting the campaign call center on the toll-free number 8004999, third, via the designated bank account through Dubai Islamic Bank (AE08 0240 0015 2097 7815 201), and fourth, by sending the word “وجبة” in Arabic or “Meal” in English by SMS on specified numbers via the Du or Etisalat networks in the UAE.
A Pioneering Family in Building Societies
Civil engineer Waleed El Zoubi and his sons believe that every individual plays a role in building a nation, as per his specialization and capabilities. They perform this role through the Tiger Group, which has built largest and important projects in the UAE. Waleed El Zoubi is an engineer with an inspiring vision, who founded this group in 1976 and made it an effective company in building the UAE and providing outstanding projects that live up to the highest quality standards. Years after its establishment, the company’s business has gone beyond construction and real estate development to include facilities management, hospitality, industry, education, and healthcare, thus expanding the markets it operates in to include the GCC, Middle East, and Turkey.