Hilton Worldwide’s Dubai office celebrates Global Week of Service
posted | Monday, 12 Nov 2012
Hilton Worldwide Middle East & Africa Dubai area office has announced that it has begun its biggest social responsibility initiative, with a variety of events in celebration of the company’s inaugural Global Week of Service.
According to the company, around 200 Dubai-based team members went out into the Dubai community for two causes: Al Noor Training Centre for Children with Special Needs; and Garhoud Charity School.
At Al Noor, Hilton Worldwide’s senior team, led by president Rudi Jagersbacher, took the time to volunteer and work with the Centre’s children across a range of classroom initiatives and projects, including the Centre’s vocational units. Separately at Garhoud Charity School, company staff took part in a two-day renovation and repair project to support the maintenance and upkeep of the school building and its classrooms. Furthermore, members of Hilton Worldwide staff will partner with the school’s senior pupils in a series of career counselling sessions designed to provide a wealth of advice and guidance for those youngsters looking to join the workforce.
“I am delighted the first Global Week of Service event in Dubai has been a great success with locally-based team members responding to the initiative with both passion and commitment,” said president – Middle East & Africa, Hilton Worldwide, Rudi Jagersbacher. “It is an ideal opportunity for us to build long term, sustainable partnerships with well-respected organisations and to extend our spirit of hospitality and citizenship beyond our offices and hotels and to the wider community in which we work and serve.”