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Abu Dhabi Awards encourages goodness online

Microsite launched to promote acts of kindness and good deeds in the city

The 2008 Abu Dhabi Awards, honoring people who have contributed to the social welfare and community of the city, have taken their positive message online.

An ‘Acts of Goodness’ microsite encourages everyone to submit their ideas and experiences online, with the aim of enhancing community spirit.

The Abu Dhabi Awards have also created a dedicated group on the social networking website Facebook, with 150 members currently registered.

"Everything today is online and the virtual world is an extension of our real world," said Maryam Amiri from the Abu Dhabi Awards Organising Committee.

"We want to create a dialogue with the community and hear what residents have to say so the Facebook group and the ‘Acts of Goodness' webpage offer a fun and inspiring way to achieve this interaction, whilst also allowing us to tap into the Emirate's youth," added Amiri.

Anyone who has contributed to the social welfare and community of Abu Dhabi, Al Ain and the western region can be nominated by 5 October, 2008, and the winners will be announced in December.

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