Welcome to Circle of hope UAE

Circle of Hope was founded by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan as the organization which provides oversight for her non-profit social enterprises.  Circle of Hope is comprised of “Wanna Read?”, Beacon of Hope UAE and the Women’s Empowerment and Equality Board.

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“Wanna Read?”     Beacon of Hope UAE   •  Women’s Empowerment and Equality Board

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Circle of Hope UAE Partnership with NMC Royal Hospital , which provides oversight for “Wanna Read?” with Pieter Slabberts

Circle of Hope UAE Partnership with NMC Royal Hospital, which provides oversight for "Wanna Read?", with Pieter Slabberts, General Manager...

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Aseel Islamic Finance support to Circle of Hope

Circle of Hope would like to thank Aseel Islamic Finance for their contribution and collaboration and for their unwavering support...

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Beacon of Hope UAE volunteer, Hana Said Abdo, delivered our beacon-in-a-box solar light kits

Beacon of Hope UAE volunteer, Hana Said Abdo, delivered our beacon-in-a-box solar light kits to youth in Djbouti, providing a...

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Beacon of Hope UAE Team in Eastern Mosul, Iraq

Beacon of Hope UAE team members at an Iraqi refugee camp in eastern Mosul.

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Beacon of Hope UAE Encourages Youth Philanthrophy

Butti Maktoum Mohammed with the beacon-in-a-box solar light kit that he assembled, along with a note of friendship which will...

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HE Shamma Al Mazrui, Minister of State for Youth, Joins Beacon of Hope in Jordan

HE Shamma Al Mazrui joined Beacon of Hope UAE on a mission to Jordan, where we delivered lights and books...

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Circle of Hope Team Visits Children’s National in Washington D.C.

Circle of Hope team were hosted at Children's National Hospital in Washington D.C. Where they visited the "Wanna Read?" book...

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“Wanna Read?” at the King Hussein Cancer Center

Mohammed Al Ahbabi at the King Hussein Cancer Center in Amman, Jordan delivering a "Wanna Read?" book trolley and books...

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Yaqoob Alhosani from the Al Jazira Football Club, Supports “Wanna Read?”

Yaqoob Alhosani from the Al Jazira Football Club shows his support for "Wanna Read?" at an event at the Sheikh...

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Minister of Climate Change & Environment Joins Beacon of Hope in Morocco

His Excellency Dr. Thani Ahmed Al Zeyoudi, UAE Minister of Climate Change and Environment helping a young girl at the...

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Saqr Hospital Home to a “Wanna Read?” Room

Children enjoy the "Wanna Read?" room in Saqr Hospital, where they can find comfort in the pages of a book.

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Beacon of Hope UAE Visits Al Shohub School

A young student at Al Shohub School in Abu Dhabi, UAE, after assembling her beacon-in-a-box solar light kit.  These lights...

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Bertrand Piccard, Pilot of the Solar Impulse, Supports Beacon of Hope UAE in Morocco

Bertrand Piccard, pilot of the Solar Impulse, visited the Centre Fiers et Forts orphanage in Tamsloht, Morocco, to help the...

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Al Jazira Club Footballers Support “Wanna Read?”

Footballers from the Al Jazira Club came out to support "Wanna Read?" at the Sheikh Khalifa Medical City event, bringing...

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Syrian Girls at the Mrajeeb Al Fhood Refugee Camp in Jordan

Beacon of Hope UAE visited the Mrajeeb Al Fhood refugee camp, delivering their beacon-in-a-box solar light kits and books donated...

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Circle of Hope UAE signs MOU with Children’s National Hospital in Washington D.C.

Adel Mohammed Yousif, Circle of Hope Board of Trustees, visiting Children's National Hospital where they signed an MOU of collaboration...

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Sheikh Khalifa Medical City Hosts “Wanna Read?” Children’s Event

SKMC hosted "Wanna Read?" for a night of fun for the hospitalized children.  Joined by celebrities, footballers and children's characters,...

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Children at Bridge Academy in Rural Nimba County, Liberia

School children at the Bridge Academy in Nimba County, Liberia.  Having no electricity at the school, they assembled their own...

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Musical Superstar, Akon, Joins Beacon of Hope UAE at Moroccan Orphanage

Akon joined Beacon of Hope UAE to help the young children in the Centre Fiers et Forts orphanage in Tamshoht,...

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Boy at Centre Fiers Et Forts Orphanage in Morocco Assembles A Beacon-in-a-Box

A young boy at the Centre Fiers et Forts orphanage in Tamsloht, Morocco, assembled a beacon-in-a-box solar light at a...

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Sheikh Khalifa Medical City’s “Wanna Read?” Room

Children and parent's get the benefit of healing through reading in the "Wanna Read?" room at Sheikh Khalifa Medical City.

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Beacon of Hope Team Visits JFK Memorial Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia

The Beacon of Hope team visited the JFK Memorial Hospital in Monrovia, Liberia, to administer the mGene medical app, on...

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“Wanna Read?” Room in Al Ain Hospital Pediatric Ward

Children in the Al Ain Hospital have the benefit of a "Wanna Read?" room, where they can use books as...

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Beacon of Hope Visits Azraq Refugee Camp in Jordan

Beacon of Hope UAE visited the Azraq refugee camp in Jordan to deliver our beacon-in-a-box solar light kits.  

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Beacon of Hope Visits Collateral Repair Project in Amman, Jordan

Beacon of Hope UAE visited the Collateral Repair Project in Amman, Jordan, which is a center for urban refugees, to...

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Beacon of Hope UAE Visits Orphange in Tamsloht, Morocco

Young Saad at the Centre Fiers et Forts orphanage in Tamshoht, Morocco where Beacon of Hope UAE delivered lights and...

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Children Reading Activity in “Wanna Read?” Room at Al Ain Hospital

Children in the Al Ain Hospital make use of the books in the "Wanna Read?" room.

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Beacon of Hope UAE in Yemen

Children in Yemen with their beacon-in-a-box solar light kits.

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Beacon of Hope Member, Maktoum Mohammed in Mogadishu, Somalia

Maktoum Mohammed, Beacon of Hope advisory board member, delivered solar beacon-in-a-box solar light kits to the young children in Mogadishu,...

Beacon of Hope

The ‘Beacon of hope UAE’ is a non-profit social enterprise that was founded in March 2016, under the patronage of Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, granddaughter of HH Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. The initiative worked with young engineering students at Khalifa University to develop a simple-to-assemble solar-light kit, or ‘beacon-in-a-box’, which are delivered to children in war-torn or impoverished areas of the world. There, the children are taught to assemble their own light, which not only gives the youth a lesson in the science and physics of solar-light, but leaves them with a sense of accomplishment at having created it themselves. The ‘beacon-in-a-box’ solar-lights have more than the power to illuminate the night, they have the power to illuminate the mind. ‘Beacon of Hope UAE’ is providing opportunity and hope, one light… and one child, at a time.

 

To date the initiative have impacted thousands of children in need in Liberia, rural Morocco, Yemen, Somalia, Puerto Rico, Djibouti, Zanzibar and refugee camps in both Jordan and Iraq. Through education, the initiative aims to create a way forward for the children living in these challenged regions, and spur not only a curiosity for learning, but also aspire to light the fire of hope in each of these young minds.

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‘Beacon of Hope UAE’

``Wanna Read?``

“Wanna Read?” is an initiative founded in 2013 to put reading rooms in hospital pediatric wards.  These reading rooms allow for children to have an enriching and inviting area in which to temporarily escape their circumstances through the pages of a book.  Encouraging literacy and promoting a love of reading, “Wanna Read’s?” initial target was to encourage “healing through reading”, but is expanding to make reading a priority amongst all youth, through the creation of reading areas in public spaces throughout the UAE and globally.

Women's Empowerment and Equality Board

WEEB aims to empower women by helping them build professional support networks, researching and collecting data relative to women in the workforce, and cataloging and providing businesses with a database of executive board-ready women.

 

Encouraging and conducting this research to empower and promote women in the workplace is of top priority to the foundation. Women play an important role in society and the economy.  The Women’s Enlightenment and Empowerment Board have devised a list of goals that will contribute to the UAE’s National Strategy for Emirati Women’s Empowerment furthering the sustainable development.

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“It is our collective duty to lead responsibly to create a better world for future generations.” These inspirational words now sit on the smart white...
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Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan was recognised with a quotation for her work towards sustainable leadership The words of Sheikha Shamma bint...
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A UAE-based non-profit is bringing light to people in need. Founded by Sheikha Shamma bint Sultan bin Khalifa Al Nahyan, Beacon of Hope UAE provides...
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LEGOLAND® Dubai celebrated the spirit of the season this Ramadan, as the theme park brought families together to build for a good cause. A total...

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