Transguard honoured for its role in Tarmeem charity initiative

  • The project helped convert Manar Al Eman Charity Private school into a comprehensive educational facility that can address the needs of its orphaned and low income students

His Highness Sheikh Mansoor Bin Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Chairman of the Dubai International Marine Club, and His Excellency Sami Al Qamzi, Director General of the Department of Economic Development, Dubai Government honoured private sector companies including Transguard Group, for their participation in a renovation project on Manar Al Eman Charity Private School in Ajman.

This was the first successful project of the ‘Tarmeem’ initiative — a collaboration between Dubai Economy and its strategic partner Omniyat Group, as the school was handed over on April 9, when the students returned from their spring holiday.

“Over 90 of our facilities management personnel were involved in this project. Our technicians serviced the air conditioning units, undertook general repair work, cleaning work and repainted the exterior of the school. In total, over two weeks, we invested over 11,000 man hours to ensure the school was ready in time for pupils to return after the mid-term break,” Greg Ward, Managing Director, Transguard Group.

Dubai Economic Department, launched Tarmeem in partnership with Omniyat Group at the beginning of March to strengthen the social responsibility within the private sector, enabling their role in serving the country and contributing to its development. The project helped convert Manar Al Eman Charity Private school into a comprehensive educational facility that can address the needs of its students, who are either orphans or from low income families.

During the event, HE Sami Al Qamzi, said: “This ceremony is an expression of our gratitude to the private sector for its contribution towards the renovation initiative, which reflects the strong partnership between the public and private sectors in doing good. I would also like to thank all volunteers who joined this initiative from schools, universities and individuals who have contributed to the success of this initiative”.

The Tarmeem initiative provides perfect synergy with Transguard’s CSR strategy –  Dream 2020, particularly how, as a business, it can positively affect society.

“Our CSR strategy is underpinned by continued contribution to the economic development of the communities we operate in. We continually endeavor to improve the quality of life of those less fortunate than ourselves, not only within our immediate community, but also society at large,” added Ward.