UAE duo win top prize at Emirates Award for Arabian Gulf Youth
The Emirates Foundation announced the winners of the Emirates Award for Arabian Gulf Youth, providing incubation grants for their social enterprise proposals at the annual Recognition Day Ceremony.
Emiratis Mashaal Al Marzooqi and Saeed Al Nazari were awarded first place, for their project Factory of Dreams. They received a grant of Dh100,000.
Second place went to Maha Al Otaibi, from Saudi Arabia, for her waterproof hearing aid project. She was awarded Dh70,000.
Zakeyah Al Sada, from Bahrai, was third for her Health Food Programme System for School Students Lunch Box project. She received Dh50,000.
“We still have a long journey ahead of us with challenges to be overcome,” said Sheikh Abdullah bin Zayed, Minister of Foreign Affairs and Chairman of Emirates Foundation. “However, we can still achieve many things through empowering and developing the youth.” All grants are to help winners start up their social enterprises. They will also have the chance to participate in mentorship programmes.