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Sultan Rashed Al Dhaheri Award (2012 January)

Through his continuous commitment and drive to support youngsters through education, Sultan believes that his charitable work is an important part of giving back to the country where he was born, raised and educated.

Sultan has devoted his life to giving to, and supporting education in the Emirate and beyond. Many people remain unaware of his various initiatives to support the education of young people. Each year, he provides financial support to numerous students, funding their tuition for school and university.

Amongst his many achievements, including supporting orphans and the construction of Mosques, Sultan oversaw the establishment of a professorship for Islamic Finance at Zayed University in Abu Dhabi. He also donated one million US dollars towards the Young Future Energy Leaders (YFEL) program, which is an outreach program organized by Masdar Institute, to support young leaders to acquire special workplace skills, leadership qualities and professional training.

His contribution to supporting education opportunities also extend beyond the UAE. In particular, he has supported the construction of the Azhari Institute in Mokattam and Wadi Natrun in Egypt. Each location has a capacity for up to 1,200 students. Sultan also provides support for the education of hundreds of students in India, and is involved in education initiatives in Africa, Jordan and Syria.

Reference: Gulf News
http://gulfnews.com/news/uae/general/abu-dhabi-award-winners-1.970825