UAE Exchange has announced a new partnership with the United Nations World Food Programme (WFP), the world’s largest humanitarian organization fighting world hunger. UAE announced a donation in support of WFP’s school feeding program in Africa, which will help fund 100,000 meals for poor students. The donation was made as part of UAE Exchange’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) program. The CSR mandate also spans across various other countries, as the foreign exchange brand works to make a difference in the world while helping to improve child health and education in Africa.
“As a brand, which mainly serves the ‘bottom-of-the-pyramid’ segment, we understand the importance of scarcity in life, especially that of food. We are more than glad to associate with the WFP for the cause,” said Mr. Y Sudhir Kumar Shetty, COO-Global Operations, UAE Exchange.
Mr. Pomoth Manghat, Vice President of UAE Exchange’s Global Operations observes that while Africa may often be a focus for business reasons, the continent lacks many basic needs such as food security that need to be addressed. Furthermore, many children do not have the energy to walk to school or concentrate in the classroom due to a lack of food and nutrition.
School meals encourage parents to send their children to school and enable students to perform at their full potential. Daily school meals make a huge difference because giving these children the opportunity to get an education leads to a better future for them, their families, and their communities. The school-feeding program will include take-home rations so the students are motivated to attend school, and in turn, increase enrollment. UAE Exchange plans to continue to offer support to WFP in the years to come.
– Ali Warlich