08 Dec 2016
Dubai-based Teams attended Corporate Day to explore volunteering opportunities
Leveraging the uniqueness of the airline business, Cathay Pacific aligns the resources of the company with the needs of communities, motivating its staff to serve the community in different areas. With the airline’s initiatives focus mainly on youth education and the environment, Cathay Pacific’s Dubai Team has partnered with Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities as part of its mission to support charitable initiatives within the local community.
Established in 1981, the Al Noor Training Centre for Persons with Disabilities is a non-profit organisation, providing high quality professional training to the community in Dubai with special needs.
Volunteers from the airline’s Dubai-based management and various departments including airport, cargo, people, finance, sales and engineering attended a Corporate Day at the Al Noor Centre, during which they participated in presentations, a tour of its facilities and interactive sessions with students in their classrooms and sport hall. It was a heart-warming experience to meet and chat with few young adults at the Vocational Training Units who are now employed by the centre, under the Sheltered Employment Programme. They work as training assistants, budding fashion designers, staff in the Bakery Unit and shop assistants, helping other students to achieve their potentials.
“This was a great opportunity for Cathay Pacific to learn more about the work carried out by Al Noor and discover what volunteering opportunities are available for our colleagues who wish to donate their time to this worthwhile cause. We are keen to strengthen our relationship with Al Noor and support future initiatives and events held at the centre and we are in discussions about how we can achieve this,” Ashish Kapur, Cathay Pacific Country Manager for UAE & Oman said.