The Arab Hope Makers 2018 Awards Ceremony took place in the presence of HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum on May 14 at the Sound Stage Hall in Dubai Studio City.
Two hundred representatives of Arab media will attend the event and it will be broadcast live on television and on social media.
The Minister of Cabinet Affairs and the Future and Secretary General of Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, Mohammad bin Abdullah Al Gergawi said, “Only positive action can renew Arab civilization to build generations that cherish its identity and traditions. The vision of Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum seeks to utilize all opportunities to open doors for hope in the Arab world.”
He said, “The Arab Hope Makers initiative testifies that goodness is inherent in the Arab world that altruism and generosity are deep-rooted in its women and men and that inspirational acts have the power to fight negativity and ignorance.”
More than 17,000 people registered online to attend the awards ceremony to honour this year’s hope makers and announce the ultimate winner of the 2018 edition.
Dubai TV will broadcast the ceremony live from 6:30pm UAE while ArabHopeMakers YouTube, Facebook and Twitter will provide live coverage to the world.
In this award ceremony, Emirati recording artist Hussain Al Jassmi will perform a song that is specially written for the occasion. Other famous Arab artists including Palestinian pop star Mohammed Assaf, Iraqi singer and songwriter Hatem Al Iraqi, Ahmed Jamal and Yemeni singer Fouad Abdul Wahed will also participate in the finale show.
230 Emirati and other Arab volunteers are participating in organizing the final ceremony. Volunteers are distributed across five teams responsible for event management, registering attendants, welcoming guests, logistics and media relations.
The Arab Hope Makers advertisement has published on Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum social media accounts marked the launch of the initiative’s second edition. The advertisement announced a job opening for anyone from the Arab world regardless of age.
The Arab Hope Makers website has received more than two million visits less than two months after the launch of the second edition of the initiative.
The researchers examined all the documents, videos, photos and links submitted with the applications to verify the credibility of the initiatives and evaluate their impact on the community and submitted their recommendations to the concerned committees.
Fifteen participants have reached the finals and will compete for the title of Arab Hope Maker 2018 to be announced on May 14.
The Arab Hope Makers initiative aims to recognize individuals, groups and humanitarian and charitable non-profit organizations from across the Arab world for the good of mankind without expectations of reward or gratitude.