RTA launches ‘Meals on Wheels’ initiative during Ramadan

The Roads & Transport Authority (RTA) has launched a series of typical Ramadan events as part of its initiatives marking the advent of the holy month of Ramadan. In its seventh year, RTA will launch the ‘Meals on Wheels’ initiative in collaboration with UAE Food Bank.

The RTA will deploy two buses to distribute 4,000 Iftar meals, with the support from Beit Al Khair Society, to public transport riders in five bus stations and four metro stations. Necessary coordination are in place with the Community Development Authority (CDA) in support of its initiative: Dubai Volunteering Programme by establishing a special tab for the RTA in the app of this Programme, for its charitable & communal initiatives. The CDA will educate volunteering employees of the RTA about the app, the role of volunteering in serving the community, and the participation in community initiatives.

The RTA will distribute Ramadan charitable supplies to 400 disadvantaged families in Hatta and other areas of Dubai while celebrating Zayed Humanitarian Day (19th of Ramadan) where several CEOs? Directors and employees of the RTA will take part. During the events, the RTA will support the Ramadan Aman campaign held by Al Ihsan Charity Association through participating in the distribution of Ramadan Iftar meals at road junctions in a bid to induce motorists to slowdown and protect their lives at the time of Iftar. Moaza Al Marri, Director of Marketing & Corporate Communication, RTA’s Corporate Administrative Support Services Sector, said: “The RTA is holding an array of events during the current month of Ramadan in line with its efforts to keep up with the UAE initiative designating 2017 as The Year of Giving.

The RTA has extended its support to the Dubai International Holy Quran Award by allocating two VIP buses to lift contestants, judges panel, scholars and guests of the Award from their place of residence to the venue of the Contest.

On the same lines, RTA Women Committee is playing an active role in supporting Ramadan events this year. The Committee is holding a mass Iftar for RTA employees and female drivers of the Dubai Taxi Corporation, besides offering them coupons for Ramadan rations. The Committee is also involved in distribution of Ramadan supplies to underprivileged families and is set to offer kids of these families’ coupons for entering the fun city, Kidzania, to bring them added pleasure. Additionally, the Committee will support Eid Joy initiative by serving the Eid needs of 100 needy children to enable them to experience the Eid festive atmosphere with their counterparts.

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