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Traders Hotel Dubai Joins UAEDSA 7th Boccia Tournament
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Traders Hotel, Dubai (THDB) joined the UAE Down Syndrome Association (UAEDSA) in its 7th Boccia Tournament held at the Dubai Rehabilitation Centre for the Disabled on 25 February 2014.  As part of the hotel’s Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) campaign in sustaining the local community’s development, THDB has been actively involved with the activities of UAEDSA for 3 years.  This year, THDB once again sponsored beverages and lunch packs for the children and their caretakers during the full-day event.

Nineteen (19) volunteers from THDB, including the Executive Committee, helped distribute the lunch packs to the children and all other adults who radiated grateful smiles and uttered “thank you” as if they had received presents.  The brightly painted hall was filled with the cheerfulness of a one big family as everyone gathered to enjoy the hearty meals prepared especially by the hotel’s chefs.  The crowd consisting of people from different races, religions, organisations and social statuses composed an environment of caring people for the differently abled children, nurturing their delicate minds and personalities – the very essence of THDB’s CSR objectives in collaboration with UAEDSA.

The Boccia tournament is an annual inter-emirate sports event organised by the UAEDSA that aims to help the children develop their motion skills, concentration, self-esteem and social integration.  In addition, this event is intended to promote unity among the special needs rehabilitation centres across the country.  Eight-eight (88) children with Down syndrome participated in the tournament, and around 200 coaches, caretakers, parents and volunteers supported them.

During the event, THDB General Manager Stephan Kapek and Human Resources Director Yvonne Wang exchanged views with UAEDSA’s board members, who were much grateful for the assistance extended to the association.  THDB’s management team is further exploring additional activities to work with UAEDSA, showing genuine dedication in helping create a better quality of life for the children and their families.

シャングリ・ラ ホテルズ&リゾーツは、さまざまなステークホルダーの関心のバランスをとりながら、経済的、社会的、そして環境的な責任を持った運営に専念し続けています。企業レベルによる企業の社会的責任(CSR)委員会は、コーポレート・シティズンシップ(社会の一員としての企業の責任・義務)や環境維持開発におけるリーダー的存在を目指しながら、環境、健康と安全、社員、サプライヤー、ステークホルダーとのかかわりといった戦略的分野における企業としての取り組みを促進しています。サステナビリティの取り組みのもと、シャングリ・ラの社会的責任プログラムは、「エンブレイス」と「サンクチュアリ」の主要部分として実施されています。「エンブレイス」は、恵まれない地域社会における最高レベルの教育や健康支援を促進することを目指す、シャングリ・ラのケア・フォー・ピープル・プロジェクトに重点を置いています。シャングリ・ラのケア・フォー・ネイチャー・プロジェクトに集中する「サンクチュアリ」プログラムは、生物多様性の保護や回復を促進しています。詳細に関しましては、ウェブサイトのCSRセクションをご覧ください。

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