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August 9, 2016

Deutsche Bank UAE & Qatar Ramadan Initiative

Deutsche Bank staff in the UAE and Qatar distribute Iftar Meals and Care Packages to around 2,000 laborers.

Celebrating the holy month of Ramadan, Deutsche Bank’s staff in the UAE and Qatar volunteered to spread the spirit of giving to around 2,000 construction workers living in labor camps.

The initiative started on June 22, as Deutsche Bank staff in Dubai came together in the Dubai International Financial Centre for four hours to assemble more than 400 Packages to be handed-over to the workers with the Iftar meals.

Stacey Van-Zyl, a service executive within the Wealth Management MENA team said: “It was a wonderful experience and well-organised event. Each employee was responsible to place a specific item in the box and then hand it over to the next person in the line. It was with team work that we managed to finish such a big number of boxes in an adequate time. It was nice to take a break during our busy day to be part of such a group activity to help and improve the life of others.”

On the next day, more than 30 Deutsche Bank volunteers form Abu Dhabi, Dubai and Doha offices met at the their building reception areas and travelled together to distribute around 2,000 Iftar meals to the laborers at their accommodation camps to break their fast. In addition, Dubai volunteers handed-over the assembled care packages from the day before to the workers in a heart-warming experience.

Thomas Haag, General Manager of Deutsche Bank AG Abu Dhabi Branch said: “It was a touching experience to participate in such a worthwhile initiative and to help those who are less fortunate than ourselves. Seeing the smiles on the workers’ faces while we handed over the meals to them made us appreciate what we have. I encourage all colleagues to get involved in such future opportunities and feel the rewards of helping others in need.”

Supported by the Middle East Foundation, this is the third consecutive year that Deutsche Bank has organised an Iftar Meal distribution initiative for laborers in the UAE, with more than 5,000 meals distributed to date. 



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