Inclusive and Abu Dhabi Culinary Season announce winners for the first-ever recipe contest in the UAE for Teams of Determination

An online recipe contest that invited People of Determination to participate with their friends and family, received over 130 participants from all over the UAE

Inclusive, the collaborative platform for People of Determination and Supporters of Inclusion, participant of the inaugural  Social Incubator of Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an, has announced the winners of its successful community activity, an online Recipe Contest in partnership with Abu Dhabi Culinary Season. The contest, encouraged all residents of the UAE, to form Teams of Determination to participate. The recipe contest achieved a total of 65 recipes submissions. Submissions included participation from special education centers, inclusion support groups, initiatives that enable People of Determination through sport such as Heroes of Hope and from residents of UAE in general. All contest entries displayed excellent teamwork and culinary skills from Teams of Determination all across the UAE.

In partnership with Abu Dhabi Culinary Season, Inclusive announced the winners of the competition that included: An Emirati sibling duo who created a recipe called “Tolerance Truffles”, a Pakistani mother-daughter duo that shared their recipe of “Bread Saffron Halwa” and the Muhammad bin Rashed Center for Special Education team of Abu Dhabi who used their in-house facilities to involve their students of determination to create a unique air fryer pizza.  Each winning team will be awarded shopping mall vouchers worth AED 1,000 each.

Celebrating the success of the first-of-its-kind contest in the UAE, Hafsa Qadeer, Founder and CEO of Inclusive, said: “The movement of inclusion in the UAE is powerful and one that sets an example for the world. As a platform strongly led by youth, Inclusive will continue to ensure that People of Determination receive their right of representation in every walk of life, equally.  Our purpose is critical and our aim is to achieve a community where inclusion is no longer an after-thought. We will continue to initiate creative ventures that bring the community together, with the strong ambition to build a truly inclusive UAE at heart. The responses for this contest have been brilliant and our favorite has been watching so many families all over the country, participate with great enthusiasm. We congratulate all the winners and look forward to welcoming everyone to a bigger initiative soon.”

As part of the efforts to bring together the community of UAE to support inclusion in every aspect of life, Inclusive also worked with Abu Dhabi Culinary Season, to ensure best practices for web accessibility were adapted for the online culinary contest. Using image descriptions on social media platforms and ensuring accessibility tools were available online, both parties worked together to ensure the contest was truly inclusive.


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