Sandooq Al Watan
Enhancing National Economic Development While Increasing Social Cohesion
Providing opportunities for the people of the UAE to succeed in life by empowering them to be engaged actively in the economic and social development of the country.
Innovation and creativity combined with a spirit of giving to help build peaceful prosperity in the UAE.
Sandooq Al Watan is a private sector, not-for-profit, philanthropic organization with a significant endowment approaching AED one billion.
We use this endowment to invest in programs and initiatives aimed at addressing three big challenges currently faced by the people of the United Arab Emirates.
We provide funding and support for initiatives that contribute to the economic and social development of the United Arab Emirates and that increase the participation of Emiratis, particularly young Emiratis in the private, social and creative sectors of the economy.
Sandooq Al Watan has identified three Big Challenges that the United Arab Emirates faces because of its unique population demographics, its cultural dynamics, its geo-political position and its natural environment. The three Big Challenges are:
Big Challenge 1
The need to provide employment opportunities, meaningful work, and well-paid jobs to Emiratis, particularly in the private sector.
Big Challenge 2
The need to create a sustainable local innovation and creativity eco-system led by Emiratis with active participation by Emiratis.
Big Challenge 3
The need to create a sustainable civic engagement ecosystem that enables Emiratis to contribute to social innovation and solidify their national identity.
List of Initiatives
Aiming for Impact
Mawhibatna was created to develop young gifted and talented Emiratis. Currently, the program runs two enrichment programs in collaboration with Ivy Camps USA and Johns Hopkins University.
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