The Takatof Programme for Social Volunteering, an initiative of the Emirates Foundation for Philanthropy, has been dubbed a success as participants helped out at the 2011 Formula One Etihad Airways Abu Dhabi Grand Prix.
From 11 to 13 November, hundreds of UAE nationals volunteered at the F1 event, offering a range of services inside and outside the Yas Marina Circuit. This included transporting VIPs, serving the public and providing them with information, as well as assisting journalists in the Media Centre.
HE Khaldoon Al Mubarak, Chairman of Yas Marina Circuit, said the volunteers “represent the true spirit of the UAE, and have delivered their duties with the utmost professionalism and pride.”
Mrs Maytha Al Habsi, the Director of Takatof, continued: “We are really pleased by the success of our participation in the race for the third consecutive year. Our volunteers were able to successfully execute all their responsibilities and served as good ambassadors of this great country. They have proved once again that they are capable of meeting the needs of such global events.”
“I am glad to note that Takatof’s participation at the event was appreciated by officials, who have expressed their pride at the efforts made by UAE’s young people during the three-day event. The volunteers saw the event as a great opportunity to serve their country, while upholding the spirit of the UAE amongst guests and visitors who flew in from across the world.”