Coinciding with The International Day of Older Persons on October 1, 2018, HCT-RAK Men’s campus (RKM) students, accompanied by Dr. Yahya Al Ansaari, Executive Director of the RAK Campuses, with a visited Elderly at “Parents Council” in Ras Al Khaimah.
At the same time, a group of HCT-RAK Women’s (RKW) students visited Saif Hospital – Older persons section.
The students engaged with some of the older persons and they felt the joy while chatting and giving the prepared gifts by the Happiness Spirit club and Students council. Most of the students commented on the mixed feeling they had. Where at the first they fillet uncomfortable and upset, but later on they start to feel happy specially after seeing the smile on their faces.
Halawa Ahmed, said: “ I get a unique felling being around them and talking to them. I never had a grandmother or grandfather, therefore I think they have something in their eyes, smiles and hands touch that made my soul felt the peace.”
The goal of this activity is taking advantages and experiences from elderly people and transferring them to the younger generation (students). In addition to enhance the self-confidence to elderly people and how they are important and active members for our society.