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Borealis extends its collaboration with prominent educational and social institutions in the United Arab Emirates

Photo: Borealis Social Fund 2023 Group Photo

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Borealis is pleased to announce the renewal of its partnership with three highly regarded social and educational organizations within the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This support will continue to be provided through the Borealis Social Fund, which was originally established in 2008. With the signing of the renewed agreement, a total of AED 3 million will be evenly distributed among the Emirates Foundation, the UAE Paralympic Committee, and the Emirates National Schools and support these organizations for another year. The signing ceremony took place in Abu Dhabi, UAE, on November 27 and was attended by Borealis CEO Thomas Gangl as well as representatives from each of the three organizations.

"For over a decade, the Borealis Social Fund has served as one of the means to support the commendable and exceptional initiatives undertaken by these three significant institutions in the UAE. All three organizations are dedicated to advancing education and fostering social cohesion. It is a privilege for us at Borealis to contribute to the success of these invaluable and multifaceted programs," says Thomas Gangl.

Emirates Foundation and Borealis: Years of partnership and integration

The renewal of the partnership agreement between Borealis and the Emirates Foundation further cements a relationship that has helped UAE communities become more resilient. The cooperation focuses on volunteering, capacity building, and promoting sustainable behaviors for critical topics, such as environment and community development. The Borealis Social Fund has been an essential contributor to the Foundation’s programs and initiatives aimed at making a positive impact on society and achieving sustainable development over the past years.

“We are very excited about the reconfirmation of this partnership between Borealis and the Emirates Foundation, and I look forward to our continued collaboration as we empower community members and create new initiatives to drive positive social change. As we renew this commitment, I would like to acknowledge the dedication of Borealis and the strength of this long-term partnership where we unite our efforts to overcome challenges and embrace a future filled with hope and promise,” states H.E. Ahmed Al Shamsi, CEO at the Emirates Foundation.

UAE Paralympic Committee and Borealis: Inclusive community with societal impact

The UAE Paralympic Committee aims to be among the elite in the region, thereby facilitating the effective progression of adaptive sports for the people of determination in the UAE. The partnership with Borealis, through the Borealis Social Fund, has been facilitating the athletes’ integration into society for over a decade and it has, recently, contributed to preparing them for the 2024 Paralympic Games in Paris, France. 

“The UAE Paralympic Committee appreciates Borealis’ significant role in supporting the sports for people of determination in the UAE, especially as we are approaching important Paralympic sporting events, both globally and regionally,” says H. E. Mohammed M. Fadhel Al Hameli, Chairperson of the UAE Paralympic Committee. “Over the years, we have observed Borealis as a socially responsible company that has consistently made a positive impact on communities and promoted the inclusion of all segments of society.”

Emirates National Schools and Borealis: High quality education for future leaders

Emirates National Schools holds the belief that thoughtfully crafted education leads to students who become lifelong learners, influential community leaders, and strong ambassadors for the UAE on the global stage. Borealis' partnership and the support through the Borealis Social Fund have played an important role in enhancing the school's virtual learning resources, developing electronic educational systems, and establishing IT laboratories in the schools. Furthermore, their support extends to empowering students to innovate and refine their skills through a diverse range of programs and activities focused on sustainability, recycling, technology, science, and agriculture.

“We would like to thank Borealis for its unwavering support and collaborative spirit in the ongoing partnership with Emirates National Schools,” says Dr. Shawn Dilly, Director General at Emirates National Schools. “Borealis has consistently demonstrated a commitment to education and a shared vision of nurturing future leaders. Their contributions have played a pivotal role in enhancing the educational experience for our students and advancing our mission to provide a world-class education. We look forward to continuing this collaboration and achieving many more milestones together.”


Media contacts:

Borealis Group Media Desk
Virginia Wieser, Lena Lehner, Karin Schober
Borealis Regional Communications UAE
Samer Alnobani
Tel: +43 1 22 400 899 (Vienna, Austria)
Tel: +971 50 6171834 (Abu Dhabi, UAE)

Photo: Borealis Social Fund 2023 Group Photo

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Photo: Borealis Social Fund 2023 Group Photo Thomas Gangl, Borealis CEO, and Thomas Boesen, VP Middle East, with representatives from the three partner organizations (Emirates Foundation, UAE Paralympic Committee and Emirates National Schools)
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Photo: Borealis and Emirates Foundation Partnership Agreement between Borealis and Emirates Foundation signed by Thomas Gangl, Borealis CEO, and H.E. Ahmed Al Shamsi, CEO at the Emirates Foundation
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Photo: Borealis and Emirates National Schools Partnership Agreement between Borealis and Emirates National Schools signed by Thomas Gangl, Borealis CEO, and Dr. Shawn L. Dilly, Director General of Emirates National Schools
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Photp: Borealis and UAE Paralympic Committee Partnership Agreement between Borealis and UAE Paralympic Committee signed by Thomas Gangl, Borealis CEO, and Mr. Theban Al Muhairi, Secretary General of the National Paralympic Committee
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