TRA, ZHO discuss ‘Hitaf Initiative’ to support people of determination

Sun 18-02-2018 21:33 PM

ABU DHABI, 18th February, 2018 (WAM) — The Telecommunications Regulatory Authority, TRA, and the Zayed Higher Organisation for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs, ZHO, have discussed the launch of the Hitaf Initiative to support people of determination who are blind or have weak vision, so they might attend sporting events, during a meeting at the ZHO’s headquarters.

The initiative aims to provide people of determination with a verbal commentary during matches, while encouraging their participation through cheering for and supporting the teams at sporting events.


Saeed Al Suwaidi, Deputy Director-General for Support Services at the TRA, explained that their support for the initiative is part of a series of activities and charity initiatives related to the TRA’s social responsibility efforts, which rely on the latest technologies and innovative solutions in telecommunication and radio technology. The initiative is also one of their leading programmes for UAE Innovation Month, he added.

Abdulla Abdul Aali Al Humaidan, Secretary-General of the ZHO, welcomed the TRA’s launching of the initiative, which supports the ZHO’s efforts to integrate various segments of people of determination into the wider community, while adding that the ZHO aims to strengthen its co-operation and adopt initiatives and ideas that will enable it to achieve its humanitarian goals and translate its noble message, through the successful execution of its initiatives and strategic projects, with the close co-operation of the TRA.

Naama Abdul Rahman Al Mansoori, Director of the Centre of Printing for the Blind and Visual Challenges at the ZHO, stressed that the relationship between the ZHO and the TRA is a model of a successful strategic partnership, and the integration of their efforts to care for the country’s various community segments, which will guarantee their right to live with dignity and security.

WAM/Tariq alfaham/Hassan Bashir

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