Zaafarana Khamis is a mother of eleven – including two Special Olympics champions, Hamda, and Maryam – but to the public she is best known as the “mother for people of determination”.
For years, she has always been a mother figure who goes the extra mile in helping those members of society in need, she was rewarded for her time and dedication with the Abu Dhabi Award.
As a volunteer for more than 15 years, she first started giving back to her community in 2007 by doing voluntary work at the Abu Dhabi Sports Club for People of Determination and has gone on to devote her time to support more People of Determination during national and international sporting events. She was also part of the volunteering team when Abu Dhabi hosted the Special Olympics World Games in 2019 – the first time the global event was held in the MENA region.
The Abu Dhabi Awards recognises contributions from anyone working to improve UAE society, regardless of their age, gender, nationality, or place of residency. The single and only criteria that nominees must fulfil is to have made a positive contribution towards the emirate and community of Abu Dhabi.
Nominations for the 11th edition of this prestigious ceremony can be submitted any time by visiting the Abu Dhabi Awards website www.abudhabiawards.ae.
Source: Cosmo Politian