Who is Hamda Taryam, the Emirati racer who died at age 24

by Staff Reporter
Who is Hamda Taryam

In a somber announcement, it has been reported that Emirati philanthropist and racer, Hamda Taryam, passed away in the early hours of Saturday.

The 24-year-old, known for her prowess on the racing track and her charitable endeavors, gained fame as the star of the Netflix show “The Fastest.” Her funeral took place on Saturday evening at the Al-Sahaba Mosque in Sharjah.

Who is Hamda Taryam, whose death shocked everyone?

Hamda Taryam, who began her racing journey as a teenager, was not just a talented racer but also a dedicated philanthropist. Inspired by the values instilled by the UAE’s founding father, Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, she embraced goodness as a symbol of her homeland. Growing up with a commitment to helping the less fortunate, Hamda actively sought out opportunities to support the poor, needy, and sick.

Hamda Taryam

Charitable work

Among her notable charitable works, she funded the digging of a well in her mother’s name in the impoverished village of Msaka in Uganda. This village faces challenges related to education, healthcare, and access to food and clean water. In addition, Hamda opened a classroom in honor of her father, Taryam Matar Taryam, acknowledging his kindness and unwavering support.

Hamda Taryam

Hamda Taryam’s benevolence extended further as she established a medical center in her name in the village of Msaka. This center, consisting of eight main rooms, including a reception area, maternity rooms, a laboratory, a doctor’s room, a pharmacy, and a clinical room, reflects her dedication to making a positive impact on healthcare in underserved communities.

Meanwhile, His Highness Dr Sheikh Sultan Bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, has instructed authorities concerned to donate Dhs1 million through the Sharjah Charity International for Hamda Taryam Matar Taryam’s projects in Uganda.

The deceased had several charitable projects in Uganda, including Hamda Vocational and Social Institute, which is part of a group of humanitarian projects previously completed by Hamda Foundation and the Taryam School for Orphans, which accommodates 350 male and female students for free.

Speaking about her philanthropic efforts in 2021, Hamda expressed, “Philanthropy is an intrinsic trait of the Emirati people, and for me, doing goodness is my main goal. I work on translating it into reality through various deeds. My ideal is the founding father, the late Sheikh Zayed, my father, and my mother.”


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