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Takatof offers the nation's youth meaningful opportunities to volunteer for important social causes. It connects them with relevant volunteer opportunities and encourages public service. Takatof youth are ambassadors of our nation representing a culture of support and the strength of our society's core values.
Inspired by HH Sheikh Mohammed Bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Crown Prince of Abu Dhabi and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces, Takatof is a voluntary social program, designed by the Emirates Foundation to foster a culture of volunteering throughout the United Arab Emirates. Takatof mobilizes people and resources across the nation to deliver creative and sustainable solutions for proven community needs.
Takatof particularly offers young people meaningful opportunities to volunteer for humanitarian, social and community programs that serve those least able to help themselves. Embracing a commitment to social responsibility and public service, and an adherence to strict integrity and ethics and community involvement helps to strengthen the core values of the programme.
Takatof programme aims to:
Promote volunteering and participation by all people, with a special emphasis on young people as volunteers.
Seek collaborative opportunities and strategic initiatives to involve volunteers in meeting local needs.
Build capacity by being responsible for the development and delivery of training for volunteers, agencies and the general public through a variety of opportunities.
Connect people by acting as a vehicle to link youth with relevant volunteer opportunities.