Hussain Sajwani, owner of the DAMAC Group of industries, is a well-known personality over the Middle East. He’s deemed as one of the most prolific businessmen because of his contributions to the business community, especially in the Middle East. Alongside excelling in the corporate sector, it also inclines Mr. Sajwani towards different projects related to charity and philanthropy. DAMAC Foundation, another venture started by Mr. Hussain Sajwani is for the charity of the poor and helping them in different walks of life.
Through his philanthropic initiative, “DAMAC Foundation” Mr. Sajwani aims to create a society which is empowered in itself through skills development and learning. DAMAC Foundation builds upon the teachings and vision of his Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum for this purpose.
Recently, DAMAC Foundation came up with an idea of empowering its society. For the said task, an estimate of approximately one million coders is being trained. The initiative’s goal is to provide one million Arabs with the technical skills and training that would be necessary for them to get jobs. DAMAC Foundation foresees that in the coming era of modern technology there will be a sheer need of computer programmers. So Mr. Hussain Sajwani’s initiative to empower Arabs in becoming coders and cope up with the modern trends will be very fruitful for them.
Mr. Hussain Sajwani’s vision is to provide people of the Middle-East with the right direction and training. DAMAC foundation believes in helping as many people as possible. At the moment, DAMAC Foundation focuses on people who are interested and eager in learning to code. However, DAMAC Foundation could expand in other professions.
The first batch of the One Million Arab Coder’s Initiative kicked off on 23rd April 2018. It was a success, with over 100,000 students opting for the program. The tentative duration of each program is three months. At the moment, DAMAC Foundation is taking applications for their 2nd batch after successful completion of their first batch. With such dedication by Mr. Sajwani and his philanthropy foundation, soon Arabs will be halfway towards their goal of 1 million Arab coders.