Being keen to take an active role in the humanitarian field and help those in need, INDEX Media, a member of INDEX Holding, joined hands with DIHAD to raise awareness about matters of concern through organizing “Ride for DIHAD”.
“Ride for DIHAD” is an initiative launched for the first time in 2017 by Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani, Executive Chairman of DIHAD, and it is a noble effort that brings together a huge number of bikers from the 7 emirates to take part in a parade raising awareness about the need for humanitarian assistance beyond the borders of the UAE and to ensure key moral values such as charity and philanthropy amongst the future generations.
Encouraged by the success of the first Ride and the enthusiasm of the public who gathered to watch the bikers as well as the passion of the organizations who benefited from this heartfelt initiative to meet their CSR goals, Dr. Abdul Salam Al Madani announced that the Ride for DIHAD will be an annual parade as a step to shed the light over the themes of DIHAD every year.
“Ride for DIHAD” is organized to emphasize the objectives of DIHAD that aim to save lives, alleviate suffering and maintain human dignity during and after the man-made crises and the disasters caused by natural hazards.
In “Ride for DIHAD 2017”, the parade was dedicated to raise awareness for DIHAD’s theme for that year: “The Impact of Crisis and Disasters on Children” and aimed to shed the light on children who are languishing from injustice caused by disasters and wars.
While in “Ride for DIHAD 2018”, the initiative was organized to support the theme: The Sustainability of Emergency Aid: The intensifying Search for the Appropriate Strategies, Methodologies and Resources to Meet the Global Humanitarian Challenges in the Years Ahead.”
In “Ride for DIHAD 2019”, we will ride to spotlight a very crucial theme “People on the Move” as it is part of our responsibility to join the efforts to help those who are looking for a safer home away from their own homes. The help that is as little as elevating the awareness about the issues facing the world that we all share.