Students from the HCT-Khalifa City Women’s College’s (KCWC) Baader Volunteering Club helped the Family Development Foundation (FDF) with the organisation of the Conference of Sustainable Development of Families, held at Etihad Towers in Abu Dhabi last month.
Under the banner of ‘Empowering Families, Achieving and Future Visions’ the conference aimed to recognise the best successful applicable practices at local, regional, Arab and international levels in order to contribute to the stability of families and enabling them to cope with challenges and the latest developments.
The students, Alanoud Al Hamadi, Anood Al Mansouri, Ayesha Bakalla, Fatima Bakalla, Maitha Al Remeithi , and Reem Al Ali, assisted the FDF with registration, welcoming guests and guiding them to their seats, collecting questionnaires after each session and take questions from the audience for the presenters to answer.
“As a team we were delighted to contribute to the success of this conference, which goes towards raising awareness of the importance of the family in the making of a successful person,” said founder-member Khadija Al Kaabi.
“We are always ready to organise any event that may contribute to community service,” she added.
The conference saw the presentation of working papers submitted by several international and local agencies, including the World Family Organization and the Centre for Social Justice in London; as well as representatives from several UAE government agencies, including the Ministry of Interior, the General Women’s Union, Federal National Council, Abu Dhabi Judicial Department, Centres of Social Support, the Zayed Higher Organization for Humanitarian Care and Special Needs, Community Development Authority in Dubai, the Ministry of Culture, Youth and Community Development, and the Ministry of Social Affairs.
The Baader Volunteering Club is a student-led group, who volunteer some of their time and effort in community projects and activities; and is sponsored by the Abu Dhabi Fund for Development (ADFD).