Dubai Electricity and Water Authority (DEWA), in collaboration with the Department of Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department in Dubai, organised a celebratory lunch for 350 people who converted to Islam recently. The move supports DEWA’s corporate social responsibility strategy and was part of its support of International Literacy Day.
“In line with its vision to become a sustainable world class-utility, and its commitment to support National identity and achieve the vision of our prudent leadership, DEWA’s strategy enhances corporate social responsibility through development initiatives and programmes for all segments of society, including new Muslims, to achieve the vision of Dubai Government for society. This celebration is one of many social events and initiatives DEWA organises round the year to support the social development of Dubai, and enhance communication with all segments of society,” said HH Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, MD and CEO of DEWA.
Jassim Rajab, Financial Controller at DEWA, welcomed the guests and congratulated them on their decision to choose Islam. He commended the role that Dubai’s Islamic organisations play in educating foreign expatriates about the tolerant teachings of Islam and presenting its true image. DEWA is keen to participate in all such events that enhance its corporate social responsibility.
“DEWA attaches great importance to its corporate social responsibility. That’s why we support and sponsor many distinguished events in Dubai to strengthen our social communications, especially with new Muslims, and help educate them about the teachings of Islam, as they are part of the fabric of the UAE’s society,” said Huda Al Mutawa, Acting Vice President of Marketing and Corporate Communications at DEWA.
At the event, DEWA employees congratulated the converts. Each one received an electronic device that includes a speaking Holy Qur’an for non-Arabic-speaking Muslims, which has the readings of the Holy Qur’an and translations into Tagalog, Mandarin, and Amharic.