Aquafina, PepsiCo's number one global water trademark*, in partnership with Emirates Foundation, the national company established by the Abu Dhabi government to promote public-private funded initiatives for the empowerment of young people throughout the UAE, and KidZania, made dreams come true for 10 orphan children. The children were dealt with to a special day out as part of Emirates Foundation's ‘Children Wishes’ program.
The children, under the care of Red Crescent, invested the day experiencing a world of enjoyable tasks - including learning about the water they consume at the newly-opened Aquafina bottling plant hosted within KidZania, and delighting in a nutritious Iftar together.
Emirates Foundation's 'Children Wishes’ program falls under the Takatof Social Volunteer Program, the country's largest offering platform, which aims to instill a feeling of public engagement and duty among young people and supply volunteers the possibility to support community needs while creating their individual and management abilities at the same time. Children Wishes' volunteers surprise children throughout the country with interesting events, aiding to earn their dreams a fact. Greater than 30 people from PepsiCo and KidZania signed up with Takatof volunteers to make the. day a magical one for the children.
H.E. Maytha Al Habsi, Chief Executive Officer Emirates Foundation, said: "At Emirates Foundation, our company believe in the highest possible potential of our young people and their feeling of social responsibility and as a result buy constructing our country's social capital with volunteer job particularly throughout the holy month of Ramadan. Our partnership with. PepsiCo and KidZania through the 'Children Wishes' program reverberates true to its words and brings a deep message to our community and specifically youth, to inspire them to a make positive and a substantial contribution to our nation.".
Speaking at the occasion, Hossam Dabbous, Vice President, Beverages Classification, Middle East and Africa, PepsiCo, said: “Giving back to the community is something that PepsiCo is committed to, and absolutely nothing is more fulfilling compared to seeing smiles on the faces of little ones. With our partnership with Emirates Foundation and KidZania, we are thrilled to have the opportunity making a distinction. This drops in line with our company's commitment to
‘Performance with Purpose’, through which PepsiCo has adopted offering as a core component as our business culture. Performance with Objective likewise drives us to continue constructing our profile of 'Good for You' products and to continue working with our consumers to enhance awareness in order to help make healthier options. An instance of this is instructing children the value of remaining hydrated by consuming a lot of water.".
Damien Latham, Chief Executive Officer, Emaar Entertainment, said: "KidZania believes in doing our best in order to help better the community we stay in. We intend to inspire and encourage youngsters all over to earn the world a better place, by assisting them to really feel accountable and curious regarding the world around them. Holding children for a special day out as part of the 'Children's Wishes’ program underlines our dedication to the community, and to make a favorable difference.".