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Special needs students pack Ramadan boxes for families

Du volunteering activity involves kids from Rashid Centre, Mawaheb Centre, and Tender Hearts Arena

Staff Report
18:52 June 14, 2017

Dubai: More than 50 young people with special needs participated in a du volunteering activity that involved distributing boxes of essential Ramadan items to families in the UAE.

The telecom company invited students from the Rashid Centre, Mawaheb Centre, and Tender Hearts Arena to experience the joy of giving back to the community through its Mawaed Al Rahman initiative, which was organised in celebration of Zayed Humanitarian Day.

A total of 57 students together packed boxes of essential Ramadan items for families in Dubai and the Northern Emirates in line with the initiative titled ‘Kindness Lives On’.

“There is something very uplifting about giving back to your community, and on Zayed Humanitarian Day, it is important to remember that every single person in the UAE should be afforded the opportunity to volunteer for the benefit of his or her community, said Abdul Wahed Juma, Executive Vice-President of Brand and Corporate Communications at du.

He added: “We were thrilled to welcome these children, and watching their faces lighting up as they packed the boxes was something truly priceless.”

Marked on the 19th day of Ramadan, Zayed Humanitarian Day celebrates the UAE’s founding father, who, through his life, upheld the principles of benevolence and humanitarian work, and encouraged others to protect the values of human generosity.