INCLUSIVE: A First of its Kind Platform to Connect People of Determination


One of ten winners from the first cycle of the Ma’an Social Incubator


PRWire: Abu Dhabi, 19 February 2020: Inclusive, a first-of-its-kind platform, that brings everything related to inclusion of People of Determination under one umbrella, was accepted among the first cohort of Ma’an Social Incubator as one of ten startups. The first cohort of Ma’an Abu Dhabi Social Incubation (MSI) found solutions for People of Determination to accelerate social innovation and build community in Abu Dhabi.

Inclusive was founded by Hafsa Qadeer, a sibling of Determination. Her brother Ahmed Qadeer was diagnosed with Spinal Bifida at birth. Hafsa set out to find solutions for Ahmed and realized she needed to harness the power of digital and local collaborations to find a much wider solution. Soon, inclusive is launching an online, accessible, social media platform that actions inclusion. She said, “Growing up, I realized people are not disabled but the approach of a community towards a Person of Determination can be disabled and inequal.”. Within only 6 months of initiation, Inclusive launched three successful nationwide campaigns, including the first ever online recipe contest in the UAE for teams of determination in collaboration with Abu Dhabi Culinary Season.

“It is important to realize inclusion is generalized behavior within communities. Through our three pillars: community, awareness and opportunity and under our initiative #IamInclusive, we encourage everyone in the community to announce their initiatives as inclusive to welcome participation from People of Determination. We are here as catalysts to nurture that change towards more inclusive behaviors. Through our social media platform, we will integrate inclusion in daily lifestyles, and we are already grateful for the response our events receive from residents and nationals of the UAE.” – said the Founder of Inclusive, Hafsa Qadeer.

Winning as the top 10 social startups from over 500 applications across the world as part of Abu Dhabi’s key social incubator, Ma’an Abu Dhabi, has given Inclusive the credibility and resources required to positively impact the lives of People of Determination, their families and all supporters of inclusion in the UAE. Inclusive continues to organize accessible events with many community partners before its soon launch of the online platform, born in Abu Dhabi and built to impact the world.

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About Inclusive:

Inclusive is a collaborative, opportunity platform that brings everything for People of Determination online through its three pillars: community, awareness and opportunity. The social enterprise, which aims to build sustainable solutions for People of Determination, was launched in Abu Dhabi. It successfully received support from the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an Abu Dhabi, achieving the status of the top 10 social enterprises selected in the inaugural social incubation program of Ma’an Abu Dhabi, out of over 500 applications from across the world. Inclusive introduces creative activities and opportunities for People of Determination and all Supporters of Inclusion to collaborate and find solutions together, giving a voice to people with all abilities. Inclusive seeks to build equal communities through its social impact.

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