On Friday, a video documentary series of the 6 young Emiratis who volunteered to live and work in the Philippines can be watch on UAE television.
Produced by MBC, the story will highlight the journey of three men and three women between 17 and 23 as they deal with their new surroundings and are taught a few life lessons along the way.
All their electronic devices, phones, credit cards and money were confiscated before they boarded the plane as one of the rules is to only use items that their Filipino host families can afford.
Divided into six episodes, the documentary will teach the subjects, valuable lessons in empathy and how ordinary people can make a difference to society. It can be watch on Friday, 2pm at MBC1 Channel.
“We are proud that Beyond Borders has tapped into Emirati youth culture, combining a real respect for tradition with a sense of curiosity and adventure about the world beyond their own nation,” Abu Dhabi-based Image Nation chairman.
“The series seeks to educate as much as it entertains while promoting the values of the Abu Dhabi leadership, namely a respect for diversity, entrepreneurship, responsibility with money and broad-mindedness. “We hope young Emiratis will be inspired to make a difference to their own community and learn that nothing should be taken for granted,” he continued.
Meanwhile, the chief executive of Image Nation expressed his appreciation for having a prestigious partnership with MBC. “This is Image Nation’s first partnership with MBC, and is testament to the quality of the programming that our team and partners are producing,” he said.
“We saw a very strong and meaningful message in this documentary, whether from a production stand point, technical or artistic, as well as cultural and moral messages targeted towards the youth of today, specifically Emiratis and is aligned with MBC Group’s overall content strategy that we are very keen on conveying to millions of Arabs in the region and outside,” he said.