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

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