To mark 2017 as the Year of Giving the HCT-Dubai Men’s campus (DBM) held its first volunteering campaign on January 19 in the presence and participation of nine various volunteering organizations from the community.
The event was formally inaugurated by Dr Abdullatif Al Shamsi, HCT Vice Chancellor, and Dr Khaled Al Hammadi, DBM Director, in the presence of His Excellency Ahmed Darwish Al Mehairi, Executive Director- Charitable Work Sector at the Department of Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities in Dubai and other representatives.
As part of the campaign, the volunteering organizations were given the opportunity to participate in the exhibition in which they promoted their activities and encouraged students to sign up for their upcoming volunteering events.
Students actively interacted with the organizations and enjoyed receiving valuable information about the benefits that students can gain upon completing their participation in any of the volunteering activities.
Students were also able to collect useful promotional corporate brochures, flyers and booklets that were distributed by the participating organizations. These promotional materials were especially designed to support the objectives of their volunteering activities.
The exhibition was unique as it provided a perfect arena for the students to acquaint themselves with not only the various volunteering opportunities that are available in the community, but also with the wide range of volunteering activities that are different from one another in nature.
Ahmad Tayeb Al Marzooqi, Engineering student and an active member of the DBM Volunteering Club, commented: “I was amazed by the number of organizations that offer volunteering opportunities as well as their huge interest in engaging and involving students in their volunteering activities that run throughout the year.”
Exhibitors expressed their excitement as they took the chance to participate in this exhibition because they believe that their volunteering activities target the needs of college students who are expected to utilize and enhance both their professional skills as well as their technical skills.
“We always try to make that perfect alignment between a student’s unique skills and abilities and the requirements of our volunteering tasks and activities. Students who show interest in volunteering with us will be expected to perform a set of activities ranging from Marketing to IT,” An exhibitor said.