“Voluntary work instills ethical and educational behavior and deepens the sense of belonging,” said H.E. Sheikh Nahayan Mabarak Al Nahayan, Minister of Higher Education and Scientific Research and Chancellor of the Higher Colleges of Technology during a reception held on June 21 for members of the Al Ain Colleges Community Service Club.
The Club’s members had returned from “Boossa” in the South of Sri Lanka, where they were on a voluntary humanitarian trip.
Eleven students, young Emirati men and women accompanied by Dr. Imad Jarwan and Geraldine Jones, participated and offered humanitarian aid to the “Wijayaratna” home for the elderly, the special needs students at Boossa Maha Vidiyala and the Ahangama School for the blind.
The students expressed their pleasure in meeting His Excellency and their gratitude for been offered the opportunity to experience a wide range of social voluntary work.
They explained to Sheikh Nahayan aspects of their involvement, where they were exposed to different living standards which enriched them, on an individual basis as well as a team, in the field of humanitarian work.