HH Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs, valued the announcement of Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, UAE President that the 2018 will carry the slogan “Zayed’s Year” in UAE. The year 2018 corresponds the 100th birth anniversary of late /Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, and should be celebrated as a national occasion, in order to highlight his role in founding and building the United Arab Emirates, in addition to his local and global achievements.
HH Sheikh Khalid bin assured that "The year of Zayed” represents a great national occasion, through which we all have to launch the humanitarian initiatives that express the greatness of this occasion, in honor of Sheikh Zayed's personality, principles and values. Sheikh Zayed was as an example of the global personalities who left their own footprints throughout human history. We should celebrate this occasion in honor of a unique leader who founded a strong state he desired to rise and occupy a prominent position among nations for the sake of which he bore many difficulties. He offered a lot to all without discrimination or exception, especially to the category of “People of Determination” , which category is dear to the hearts of all of us.
His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan added: "The 100th birth anniversary of late Sheikh Zayed, is an occasion to highlight his role in founding and building the UAE, in addition to his local and global achievements. This anniversary will be as a minaret that inspires in our souls warmth, light and hope for the future, the motivation and stimulus for more achievements and hard work to consolidate the interests of the state and the welfare of citizens under the rational and wise leadership of HH Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed, President of UAE.
He added “Late/Shiekh Zayed gave great attention to the establishment of humanitarian institutions to provide the best care and rehabilitation for the category of “People of Determination” to achieve the goal of integrating them into the UAE society as active tools in the development process. The Care & Rehabilitation Centers are facilitated with the most modern global equipment to ensure the best services and care given to such category.
He explained, “Within this journey of giving and building, the Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs came to existence. It has the great honor of being named after late/Sheikh Zayed. We feel more proud as we see it continuing its march towards achieving its lofty objectives and noble mission that emanate from the school of established humanitarian, social and developmental principles that were laid down by late/Sheikh Zayed. He wanted this organization to be an oasis of love and tenderness, embracing in its centers, sections and clubs all categories of “People of Determination”, dear to the hearts of all of us. In those centers, all forms of support and care are provided.His Highness Sheikh Khalid bin Zayed Al Nahyan said: "The care UAE gives to “People of Determination” is deeply rooted in our Islamic faith and the humanitarian approach of the UAE community.
The foundations of such approach were established by the founder and renaissance builder late Sheikh Zayed, followed by His Highness Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, President of the UAE. Further, all humanitarian activities are followed-up by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, both believing that the “people of determination” is an important category within the UAE society and deserves all the support, care and attention.