Who We Are
Rab3i(ربعي) is a social enterprise founded by citizens and residents of Abu Dhabi with the aim of promoting social inclusion for People of Determination in the city. The platform is a not for profit initiative that was established with the support of the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an, an Abu Dhabi government entity. Rab3i was incubated with Ma’an as an idea, and developed into the platform that it is today.Rab3i is the Emirati word for “My Friends”. It is an inclusive buddying platform that pairs People of Determination and volunteers based on their shared interests. We seek to increase inclusion of People of Determination in the community and decrease the stigma towards them by enabling them to enjoy all the opportunities available in their community through the lifestyle of their choosing. The platform also provides opportunity to the wider community to share their passions with others and incorporate volunteering into their regular lifestyle.
An inclusive community where People of Determination (POD) are fully socially integrated in our community and can enjoy a life of their choosing.
While Abu Dhabi is host to several initiatives that target People of Determination, they focus on building relationships and attending activities within the social-circle of People of Determination, and lack the integration of People of Determination with the extended community. Rab3i strives to become the primary platform through which POD develop meaningful relationships with the wider community
- Inclusion on every level
- Mutual respect
Meet the Team
The team is a true representation of the Abu Dhabi community with a cultural mix of Emiratis and residents.
everything outdoor including mountaineering, climbing, caving, running, diving and biking. She is active in the Abu Dhabi social community and volunteers with SEDRA, Ramdan Aman, #theADmovement, The Special Olympics and ocean’s clean up campaigns.
about supporting Abu Dhabi’s social sector."
an enthusiastic young man with Down syndrome who found in Omar his best friend.
Expos around the world and accumulated hundred of volunteering hours in Abu Dhabi.
in the UAE and is licensed to teach Zumba, Zumba kids and Jr, Aqua zumba and Zumba Gold. Clari has been involved in many events here in Abu Dhabi and Dubai. Clari was also the only female tennis player representing the UAE at the recently held Special Olympics. She loves staying fit and enjoys meeting new people and her motto is with hard work, anything is possible."
Social Media Manager
She has worked around the world including the Union of Comoros, Lebanon and the UAE in the fields of translation, event management, marketing and volunteered with several social and environmental initiatives. Khouloud was part of Special Olympics World Games local organizing committee where she worked in Technology planning & venue technology management."
He’s majoring in Literature and Creative Writing with a minor in philosophy, and in his spare time enjoys writing short stories, poetry and op-eds for various publications. He is also a self-taught illustrator and is currently working on creating a graphic novel. He’s passionate about art in all forms, especially work that looks at queer theory and mental health. When he isn’t writing or reading, he likes walking, watching YouTube videos, playing Magic: The Gathering and napping.
Previously, Chisom ran a college advice blog, and was a student assistant to the NYUAD Office of Social Responsibility. She likes to spend her free time talking or researching about digital media and entrepreneurship, watching baking shows, and enjoying good food. She believes in the importance of community, and she hopes her work with Rab3i will show that.