Dubai: The Dubai Foundation for Women and Children (DFWAC) has opened a new multi-use childcare villa dedicated to supporting the development and enhancing the physical as well as psychological well-being of children deprived of parental care.
The new facility was launched as part of the foundation’s ongoing efforts to provide a safe and secure environment for children who have been deprived of the protection and guidance of their caregivers.
The villa, which has a capacity of accommodating up to 14 children, provides residence and care for male children between the ages of three and 11 and female children up to 13 years of age. The facility further offers a wide range of services, including residential, psychological, social, legal, health, and educational support. Additionally, the villa also hosts various activities, entertainment programmes, and initiatives to empower children.
Mr. Abdullah Al Basti, Secretary General of the Executive Council of Dubai, and Mr. Ahmed Darwish Al Muhairi, Chairman of the Board of the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, attended the opening of the new building.
The ceremony was also attended by Mr. Ahmad Abdulkarim Julfar, Director General of the Community Development Authority (CDA), Mr. Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General of the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF), Major General Dr. Mohammad Abdullah Al Murr, Director of the General Department of Human Rights, Dr. Sultan Hamid Al Jamal, Director of the Dubai Police Human Trafficking Control Centre, and Sheikha Saeed Al Mansouri, Acting-Director General of the Foundation.
Mr. Ahmed Darwish Al Muhairi remarked that the opening of the new facility is in accordance with the directives of the UAE leadership to support and uphold the rights of children to live in a safe and nurturing environment that meets all their needs and enhances their well-being.
Sheikha Saeed Al Mansouri commented that the opening of the facility is the culmination of the UAE’s relentless efforts to safeguard the rights of children and promote their growth and development in a safe environment that meets their needs and aspirations.