Play for a cause: UAE volleyball teams bid support for trafficking victims
The volleyball contest gathers teams from across the UAE to mark the International Women’s Day
At least 18 teams of female volleyball players will play for an Abu Dhabi-based charity initiative Friday in support to victims of human trafficking and sexual abuse.
The volleyball contest gathers teams from across the UAE to mark the International Women’s Day at the Paris-Sorbonne Abu Dhabi University.
For the third consecutive year, the event organized by Enthusiastic, a charitable initiative spreading volleyball for a cause in the city, aims to raise awareness and collect donations for victims of human trafficking.
“I am delighted to see that volleyball is a sport that can bring women from all walks of life together in support of such a worthy cause,” Enthusiastic’s co-founder, Isabelle Le Bon-Poonoosamy told Al Arabiya English.
“When we help a victim to get back on her feet here in the UAE, we also know that when she goes back home, she can help and protect many from being preys to human traffickers.”
Entrance is free, but donations from sponsors and guests will go to Ewa'a shelters for victims of human trafficking, a non-profit entity that operates under the UAE Red Crescent Authority.
Teams are expected to compete in beginners, intermediate and advanced categories.
The event will be taking place on Abu Dhabi's Reem Island from 9am to 5pm.