Ramadan events benefit hundreds of children in the UAE
The Gift of Giving Ramadan programs are a highlight in Action Care’s calendar each year, and Ramadan 2015 has been no exception, with a total of thirteen Gift of Giving programs conducted for over 750 less-privileged children, including those with special needs, in each of the seven emirates.
In each location, the Action Care crew and corporate volunteers welcomed the children to a five-star venue with a program of interactive games, face painting, a Ramadan-themed treasure hunt, and Arabic-lantern art activity. Laughter and applause marked the program highlight, “The House that Glowed”, a dramatic and heartwarming play celebrating Ramadan and the joy of giving to others in need. The “Gift of Giving” came to life as the children and volunteers worked together to pack school bags to be distributed to other children in need. The celebration concluded with a sumptuous Iftar and specially selected back-to-school gifts for each child.
Gift of Giving program featured in the news:
Khaleej Times: http://ktimes.co/ed52a
City 7 TV: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_c0lfnjY1NM
Volunteering with [one of Action Care’s training programs] was a very unique experience. It was nice to see the shy but happy children opening up slowly to new things, games, people, language and crossing cultural barriers quickly.