Action Care facilitates opening of new high school campus in Sharjah

National Charity Schools opened a new high school campus in Sharjah this month, thanks to sponsorship from HSBC facilitated by Action Care. The ribbon cutting ceremony was attended by Action Care, along with guests of honor from HSBC management and respected members of the educational sector, including Dr. Issa Al Bastahki, President of Dubai University. Action Care representative Cherryn Kelly commented, “Action Care has partnered with the National Charity Schools in Dubai, Ajman and Sharjah for the past four years, and is familiar with the needs of the schools and the students. NCS is making education possible for those in the less fortunate sector through free or subsidized fees; the current student population stands at 10,000. Action Care is delighted and honored to be a part of its continuing upgrade. We find the NCS a worthy cause to support.” The spacious campus, furnished by a grant from HSBC, will benefit hundreds of teenage students in Sharjah and Ajman who previously had a lengthy two-hour commute to attend school in Dubai.

I must start by saying that I was very hesitant to participate and be a volunteer as I have never been involved in something like this. But doing so has totally changed my thinking. It opened my eyes to see that it was fun being surrounded by children who are so enthusiastic in wanting to learn so much more of not just a language but also interacting with us, all from totally different cultures and background. Yes, I am so glad that I did volunteer, even if I have not made a great impact on their lives, they definitely left me walking out that night with a smile on my face and sweet memories that I will carry with me for a long time. Thank you Action Care for giving me this opportunity.

Annesta Sathianathan