Khalaf bin Ahmed Al Habtoor, an Emirati businessman recently donated 10 smart devices for the Free “Bread for All” initiative launched by Mohammed bin Rashid Global Centre For Endowment Consultancy, which is affiliated with Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation in Dubai.
Al Habtoor has purchased 10 smart machines that are pre-programmed to provide freshly prepared bread in around 1 minute. These machines will be placed in multiple locations across Dubai to provide free bread for the needy and underprivileged.
“Such initiatives consolidate the humanitarian position of the UAE and contribute to the solidarity of all [of] society’s segments. I thank the organisers for this good idea and urge everyone to participate. We are fully prepared to support this initiative across all emirates,” Al Habtoor commented.
Chairman Khalaf Al Habtoor contributes with 10 machines in the #Breadforall initiative launched by @mbrendowment— Al Habtoor Group (@alhabtoorgroup) September 21, 2022
Chairman KAH urges all people to support and take part of this initiative.#Alhabtoorgroup #خبز_السبيل pic.twitter.com/Je9awqovwc
Secretary-General of the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation in Dubai, Ali Al-Mutawa stated that philanthropy is a culture that is inherent in UAE citizens. He mentioned that the initiative is an example of UAE leadership promoting a culture of social unity and solidarity. He added that the initiative has been widely welcomed and appreciated by the residents.
The Director of Mohammed bin Rashid Global Centre For Endowment Consultancy, Zainab Al Tamimi also praised the businessman’s contribution to the effort.
She explained that these combined contributions from the community will strengthen the centre’s efforts to launch other innovative foundations and initiatives, that will contribute to raising the standard of living for underprivileged families and workers and thus promoting social balance.
Free Bread For All initiative
‘Bread for all’ initiative is the vision of the Vice President of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al-Maktoum of ‘not letting anyone in the UAE sleep with an empty stomach’
Bread for All creates a social safety net where everyone collaborates to extend a helping hand to needy families, individuals, and workers.
The smart machines are easy to use and provide the option to choose multiple bread types. A pop-up appears on the display and once the selection is made, the machine begins preparing hot bread that is dispensed in around 1 minute.