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AUS Office of Student Affairs hosts series of Iftars
The Office of Student Affairs (OSA) at American University of Sharjah (AUS) hosted a series of Iftars on campus to keep the Ramadan spirit alive within the AUS community during this holy month. Several student-sponsored clubs took part in the Iftar series held over a two-week period at the university's Student Center. Among the participating clubs were the Emirati, Saudi, Bahraini, Egyptian, Iraqi, Jordanian, Lebanese, Palestinian, Syrian, Bangladeshi, Indian and Pakistani Cultural Clubs. There were over 300 students attending the Iftars at any given time. Club board members expressed their appreciation to OSA for its support in making the Iftar gatherings more meaningful and successful.
In addition to the on campus Iftars, OSA's Community Services Division partnered with Human Appeal International, Ajman, for a joint event entitled "Iftar for the Needy." More than 20 AUS student volunteers and members of the Saudi Cultural Club assisted in the two-day event held earlier this month in Ajman. Students performed a variety of tasks from preparing the Iftar meals to serving the people.
"I was so glad to be a part of this event and was very happy to volunteer for this cause. I shared the gift of giving to the needy through this enriching experience," said Balquees Basalom, President of the Saudi Club who volunteered at the event.
"Every year, during the holy month of Ramadan, OSA and its clubs hold Iftars on campus or volunteer in off-campus Iftars. I am thankful to our students for keeping up with this tradition of celebrating this auspicious occasion. I wish everyone a peaceful and happy Ramadan," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.