Jack Dorsey, Twitter Chief Executive Initiates #YouthForGood Drive in the UAE

On Monday, Jack Dorsey, Twitter’s Chief Executive, during his first visit to the nation started a philanthropic scheme in the UAE.

The #YouthForGood plan, developed with the support of the UAE’s Youth Hub and the Minister of State for Youth Affairs, Shamma Al Mazrui, intends to motivate young people to use Twitter to assist humanitarian and social causes. The competition persuades participants to create a Twitter account that would be used to boost charitable initiatives.

It’s a part of the social media platform’s global #TwitterForGood campaign that persuades people to use positive power online and bring communities together. #YouthForGood intends to promote a culture of volunteering among young people in the region and worldwide.

On Monday, His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid, Vice President, Prime Minister and Ruler of Dubai, who was commemorating his tenth year on Twitter, greeted Mr Dorsey to the UAE, referring him as a leader of positive change on social media.

His Highness Sheikh Mohammed stated that the UAE are eager to inspire their young people to tackle the power of online platforms like Twitter to create a positive impact on the communities. #YouthForGood is a remarkable initiative in this.

Mr Dorsey stated that he hoped the plan would help make the world a better place. He stated that at Twitter, their charitable mission is to use the positive power of the platform to make the world a better place and they hope that such an effort would authorize youth by constructing their media literacy and digital citizenship skills to drive positive change,” he said.

#YouthForGood would be open to groups of three to five people over the next three months. The winning team would be awarded with the acclaimed Twitter MENA Award and a Twitter for Good Ads Grant.