In support of the new laws in the UAE, Dial-A-Battery, initiated an edutaining program ‘Hop in and buckle-up’ supported by RTA in some of the leading schools in Dubai like Kings’ School, Regent International School and Dubai British School. The main reason behind educating kids was to ensure that the next generation is responsible and owing to the safety habits inculcated in them in their early years.
At present only those in the front seats of a vehicle are required to buckle up. However, under the new laws drivers will be fined Dhs.400 and receive four black points on their license for failing to ensure that both driver and passengers are buckled up. This will keep UAE traffic laws in line with many other developed countries where all passengers in a vehicle are required to wear seat belts. A road safety consultant at the Transport Research Authority has remarked that there is a 40 to 60 percent chance of surviving a car crash if all passengers wore seat belts.
Mr. Asad Badami, Managing Director of Dial-A-Battery, said, “Wearing a seatbelt doesn’t cost you anything, but not wearing one can cost your life.”
“As an organization operating in the automobile sector, we feel responsible towards creating awareness about road safety amongst children, drivers, parents, and people at large. As a part of the community we support the measures undertaken by the traffic department to make seatbelts compulsory for all passengers,” Asad added.
Hop in and Buckle up is a part of an ongoing initiative by Dial-A-Battery that coincides with the new laws in the UAE which makes wearing seat belts compulsory for both drivers and passengers both in the front and at the back. Moreover, RTA has been continuously keeping safety first in all their road transport activities and decisions, be it dedicated school bus laws, consistent creation of footbridges, better driver training and awareness campaigns.
Captain Volt is the star of the show as children learn to change batteries and tires
Guests and parents were pleasantly surprised when both Dial-A-Battery and Dial-A-Tire caught the attention of children at the Al Jalila Cultural center for children Spring camp parking lot by offering young campers the rare experience of learning to change both tires and batteries.
“Different learning experiences like this don’t come very often” said Mr. Ahmed, Senior Technician at Dial-A-Battery. “Learning to change a tire and a battery at an early age is both valuable and enjoyable. These are practical skills that come in handy as adults so we are delighted to educate them early in life. It is our way of contributing to the community we live in. The presence of our mascot Mr. Volt also added to the excitement,” he added.
Al Jalila Cultural center for children was established with the mandate to nurture children to be the leaders of tomorrow by offering them a rich cultural environment. It covers a wide range of cultural and creative programmes based on hands-on participation. It uses cultural experiences to help children understand their true identity and integrate better with the world around them.
The Centre fosters creativity, curiosity, integration and aspiration, amongst other values. In particular it gives Emirati children the opportunity to understand and appreciate their authentic cultural heritage as they prepare to make their mark in the world.
Mrs. Ayesha Juma, Programs Director at Al Jalila Cultural center for children added “It was a sheer delight and pleasure to see Dial-A-Battery participate in our Spring Camp. They brought with them a new dimension of learning which the kids found very useful. We believe it was not only a new experience but a creative one as well.”
The 2-hour presentation was split into 20-minutes sessions where batches of 10-15 children gathered around the vans to learn about safe and efficient battery and tire changing methods. Dial-A-Battery also offered giveaways at the end of the demonstration. The event was promoted by a tactical social media campaign with the backing of radio media partner, Pearl FM.
Dial-A-Battery – the popular 24×7 onsite battery replacement service company, participated in the GEMS Awareness Day 2016 as Silver Sponsors. The GEMS Awareness Day, organized by GEMS Education at Atlantis, welcomed over 1,600 new school teachers and administrative staff from all corners of the world.
As part of the Awareness Day activities, the new employees were introduced to the UAE culture and familiarized with various services, including the operations of Dial-A-Battery. The company also conducted a raffle draw as part of its participation, giving away free car battery replacement service to the winners. Four Samsung Tablets were also distributed to the winners of panel discussion quiz during the Awareness Day.
Dial-A-Battery, the popular 24×7 onsite battery replacement service offered by Al-Muqarram Auto Spare Parts Trading [A-MAP] – one of the leading distributors of automotive products across the region, organised a special Iftar get-together with underprivileged children last week, in line with its outreach during the Holy Month of Ramadan.
The staff and management of Dial-A-Battery and A-MAP partnered with the Gift of Giving initiative by Action Care, to spend time with nearly 65 children from the National Charity Primary School and Al Hemam Center for a memorable evening at the Movenpick Hotel Bur Dubai. Various activities such as face painting and interactive games to entertain the kids were organised as part of the get-together.
The Iftar get-together was part of Dial-A-Battery and A-MAP’s company philosophy to play a responsible role in the community and support initiatives aimed at lending a helping hand to the unprivileged sections of the society. The program also emphasized Dial-A-Battery’s stellar contribution as not only a service oriented company but also a responsible corporate.
The event is another milestone addition to the corporate social responsibility initiatives undertaken both at Dial-A-Battery and A-MAP corporate levels during the year.
Taher Ali, Operations Manager at Dial-A-Battery, said: “The outreach with underprivileged children is part of the share and care philosophy we believe in, particularly during the Holy Month of Ramadan. Dial-A-Battery is proud to be a part of such noble initiatives which is integral to the company’s commitment to corporate social responsibility and contribution to community activities across all domains.”
The Gift of Giving 2016 initiative celebrates the themes of community and diversity with story-telling, games and activities that promote literacy while providing children with an opportunity to encounter and learn about different languages and methods of communication, including the Arabic sign language and Braille. The fun, activity-based program enhances children’s awareness and ability to interact with people with disabilities.