NMC Receives Final Batch of Takatof Volunteers to participate in managing the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana

Tuesday 22 August 2017
Takatof volunteers at Expo 2017 Astana
Abu Dhabi - MENA Herald:

The fourth and final batch of Takatof volunteers who are responsible for operating the UAE Pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana have joined the effort in the Kazakh capital.  The global expo is being held under the theme “Future Energy” and will continue until 9 September 2017.

The participation of Takatof volunteers has been designed to provide participants with first-hand experiences in global events in order to hone and further develop their skill sets ahead of Expo 2020 Dubai. The highly-anticipated event will be held in the UAE after three years, and will mark the first time that a global expo is held in the Middle East, Africa and South Asia.

In addition, the participation of Takatof volunteers at Expo 2017 Astana comes in light of the National Media Council’s (NMC) efforts to engage Emirati youth and spread a culture of social responsibility by encouraging voluntary work and community engagement.

The concept of volunteers was also a highlight at the Expo and was welcomed by international visitors, as the UAE is the first country that is relying solely on volunteers at Expo 2017 Astana. Takatof volunteers engage with visitors through a variety of means, including greeting visitors, providing assistance and responding to a broad range of inquiries related to the UAE’s culture, heritage and customs, in addition to inquiries related to the country’s pioneering projects and initiatives in the fields of sustainability and renewable energy.

In March 2017, the NMC signed a MoU with the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development to provide a number of volunteers to operate the UAE pavilion at Expo 2017 Astana.

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