At Montegrappa we are committed to conducting business in a responsible way at all times, and to supporting the communities in which we live and work through a range of programs and activities.
Projects we support:
Montegrappa, in a bid to support and promote the culture of writing, had launched the ‘First Fiction' competition (now 'Montegrappa Writing Prize') at the 2013 Emirates Airline Festival of Literature. Since then, the competition has grown tremendously attracting a huge number of aspiring writers offering them the much-needed platform to get their work evaluated by a leading UK literary agent and potentially get published.
The range of aspiring writers, the breadth and depth of themes and topics in the works submitted, showcases the diversity of the United Arab Emirates and confirms that the Montegrappa Writing Prize bores fruit: it has become the catalyst it needed to be and fostered an enduring culture of writing amongst the UAE residents.
Keeping the writing culture alive in this day and age is one of the key missions we have committed to at Montegrappa. Our partnership with the Emirates Airline Festival of Literature in creating the Montegrappa Writing Prize has proved successful, rewarding and relevant.
The Rashid Pediatric Therapy Centre is a humanitarian organization, which provides quality education and therapy services to children with special needs. Inaugurated in 1994, the Centre aims to ensure that international standards of excellence in education and therapy are maintained at every level. The Centre is unique in the Emirates for providing a holistic multi-disciplinary approach to special education. Each child receives a program specially designed to meet his or her individual needs. Parents are encouraged to participate in all aspects of the centers functioning and to be actively involved in their child's learning.
The Al Noor Centre opened in 1981, with only eight children. It now serves special needs children of different nationalities, and can accommodate up to 300 children at its purpose-built facility which opened in 2007 and was generously donated by His Highness Sheikh Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai and made possible through the benefaction of HRH Princess Haya Bint Al Hussein. The center's philosophy is to provide all individuals with special needs, regardless of background, the same opportunity through professional training and care to realize their potential and integrate into the wider community.
The Emirates Opera Project is the first professional opera group in the United Arab Emirates, composed entirely of locally-based talent. What began as a grass roots movement to spread the enjoyment of opera across the region has grown to become a highly professional group of singers, embodying the highest standard of vocal performance.
The singers of the project come from a wide range of backgrounds and experiences but are all united by their talent, passion for opera and their desire to share that love with the citizens and residents of the United Arab Emirates.