Abu Dhabi, 29 April 2020: An expat who has lived in the UAE for 20 years has contributed to the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme as a gesture of gratitude to the country that he calls home.
Prasad Yyvn, who is originally from India, contributed AED500 to support the national effort in response to the current health and economic challenges.
He said it was his moment to express his gratitude to Abu Dhabi, which has helped set his life on course.
Speaking to Ma’an about his contributions, Prasad said: “Living in the UAE for the past 20 years has shown me this country’s generosity and how far it will go for its citizens and residents. I’m honored I can contribute a small amount to Ma’an’s ‘Together We Are Good’ programme and I encourage others to do the same.
“It’s important to give back to the city that once shaped you and assisted in your growth, especially in times of crisis. Abu Dhabi has helped me set my life and this is the moment I express my gratitude.”
The ‘Together We Are Good’ programme is the first project of Ma’an’s Social Fund that allows community contributions to help tackle social challenges. The Social Fund is the official government channel to receive contributions from the community to tackle pressing social challenges. To date, the funds contributed have been used to provide additional relief to the health sector and food packages to those in quarantine.
Participants wishing to contribute financially to ‘Together We Are Good’ can send SMS messages to 6670 (AED 1000), 6678 (500 AED), 6683 (100 AED) and 6658 (50 AED). They can also call 8005-MAAN for volunteering and in-kind and financial contributions above AED 1,000 or send messages on WhatsApp on 0543055366. Transfers can also be made via First Abu Dhabi Bank using the IBAN number: AE100351011003988349032. In-kind contributions include equipment, buildings, services, and time as well as expert volunteering efforts.