AUS students distribute basic food items to needy families

SHARJAH, — Fifty-nine student volunteers participated in the American University of Sharjah, AUS, Community Service division’s Food for the Needy campaign held recently in Ajman.

The students spent the evening distributing basic food items such as rice, oil, sugar, tea and milk to over 394 families through Al Ihsan Charity Association, Ajman.

The volunteers began by segregating and categorising different food items, and then packing them into parcels one for each family. Once the preparations were complete, the volunteers met with the families and distributed the food parcels to them.

The campaign was held in collaboration with Al Ihsan Charity Association with support from Al Ghaith Initiative and donations from the AUS community. After distributing the food parcels, the volunteers were taken for an educational tour of the medical and charity sectors of the Al Ihsan complex.

Student volunteer Salma Abdelfattah said, “This is a wonderful eye-opening experience as it creates an awareness on how many people depend on contributions that are given to them and are in constant need of help.”

Dr.Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students said, “Through this campaign, we want our students to understand the plight of the underprivileged and learn to appreciate the very basic necessities in life. These volunteering experiences provide our students with the opportunity for self-reflection and the guidance they need in leading positive and productive lives.”

Source: Emirates News Agency