Philanthropist donates AED1m to Masdar Institute
Money will be used for the Young Future Energy Leaders program
The Masdar Institute of Science and Technology in Abu Dhabi has received a AED1 million gift from Bedouin philanthropist, Mohammed Salem Bin Kardous Al-Ameri.
The donation is the first the institute has ever received from a private individual and will go towards the Institute's Young Future Energy Leaders program 2011 (YFEL 2011).
The program focuses on educating and mentoring both young professionals and students in the field of alternative energy.
"Young Future Energy Leaders is an organisation that shares my values and a commitment to the next generation. Engaging with and nurturing younger people, particularly in the field of renewable energy and sustainability, is vital for the future of the UAE and beyond. My contribution is just a small gesture of what all of us can do. I hope others are encouraged to support educational organisations like Masdar Institute and their Young Future Energy Leaders Program," said Al-Ameri.
Al-Ameri signed the gift agreement with Dr Fred Moavenzadeh, President of the Masdar Institute after a tour of the Institute's campus.
Dr Moavenzadeh, said: "We would like to extend our gratitude to Mohammed Salem Bin Kardous Al-Ameri. We are delighted to have received our first ever gift from a private individual. This gift will enable us to strengthen the YFEL program, encouraging more young people to take an interest in renewable energy and sustainability."