Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates: Etihad Aviation Group’s Youth Council has been working across the UAE during the Holy Month of Ramadan, taking part in initiatives to support the whole community. The Youth Council, formed last October, seeks to facilitate positive change and engage the nation’s young people in the future leadership of the country.
This Ramadan, the fifteen
members of the Etihad Youth Council worked with communities across the UAE.
Their volunteering included inviting orphans to tour the Etihad Innovation
Centre, Etihad’s cutting-edge research hub, alongside visiting elderly people in
care homes in Sharjah, and distributing Iftar meals to workers in Mazyad Mall,
Speaking on the role of the Council,
Etihad Aviation Group Chief Executive Officer, Tony Douglas said: “It gives me
great pride to see the activity of the Etihad Youth Council during the Holy
Month of Ramadan. The young people we have in this organisation continue to
impress, both with their leadership abilities and their compassionate spirit,
and we have seen this across the initiatives this Ramadan.
“We at Etihad Aviation Group see
the development of future generations as a priority, which is why we founded
this organisation last year. I look forward to seeing the work of the Council
continue to grow over time and to support its development for years to come.”
"We are delighted to
extend the activities of the Council to strengthen our communication with the
community through a series of initiatives,” said Ruqaia Ali Bin Rahal,
Chairperson of the Etihad Youth Council.
“This is one of
the main objectives of the Council when it was established, and we aim to
enhance the levels of youth participation in leadership and work to achieve the
objectives of the UAE Vision 2021, as well as developing young talent and
instilling the values of Etihad Airways and the UAE."
The Youth Council is made up
of members from different departments across Etihad Aviation Group, including
operations, commercial, human resources, engineering, support services and
finance. Through such a collaborative approach, the Council provides a forum
for listening to the ideas and inputs from youth across the Group, alongside
developing initiatives and projects focused on young people’s interests, and
engaging younger generations of employees in the decision-making process.