Under the directive of our wise leadership announcing 2019 as the Year of Tolerance, Noor Dubai Foundation has launched a medical and awareness campaign under the name ‘Tolerance in Sight’, aiming to provide medical checkups in various religious institutions such as churches and mosques across the UAE.
The campaign will provide free vision screening provided by Noor Dubai’s UAE outreach programme, the mobile eye clinic. In collaboration with the Dubai Health Authority, the campaign will also provide dental checkups, general medical checkups, and a blood donation drive.
In addition to providing medical checkups, the campaign aims to instil the spirit of tolerance by creating opportunities for dialogue and communication between different cultures and faiths.
“In accordance with the directive of President His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Noor Dubai Foundation’s programmes and initiatives aim to fulfil its vision of helping those in need while ensuring it solidifies our leadership’s vision of intolerance and dialogue between various cultures and civilizations. Since the launch of Noor Dubai in 2008 by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, the Foundation provides eye care assistance to those areas in need irrespective of race, religion, or culture,” said Dr Manal Taryam, CEO and Board Member of Noor Dubai Foundation.
The ‘Tolerance in Sight’ campaign began its first activity in St Mary’s Church in Dubai and provided services to 400 individuals. Its aim is to provide vision screening to over 3000 individuals through the Foundation’s local outreach programme and other medical services across various religious institutions all over the UAE.