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AUS student volunteers celebrate achievements of Al Thiqah Club members
The Student Volunteers Association at American University of Sharjah (AUS) celebrated the achievements of members from Al Thiqah Club for the Handicapped for completing their regular weekly learning sessions held at the AUS campus recently.
Organized by the Community Services Division of the AUS Office of Student Affairs, the volunteer program conducted for Al Thiqah Club members comprised a practical learning session of basic English language, computer operation and public speaking with the aim of empowering them with new skills and knowledge. The student volunteers served as mentors and assisted throughout the learning process.
The celebration aimed to showcase the achievements and skills of Al Thiqah Club members before a large audience comprising their families, friends and members of the AUS community. The event acknowledge the accomplishments of this special group and shared inspirational talks on their practical learning experiences with the student volunteers.
The event also featured a film clip done by student volunteers of the volunteer program at Al Thiqah Club and the various learning activities that took place therein. The clip was followed by members of Al Thiqah Club presenting their newly acquired knowledge and skills from the practical learning sessions. Following their presentations, the members were awarded certificates.
Speaking of the experience, Marah Halloum, a volunteer and junior finance major said:
“The volunteer program at Al Thiqah was an enriching experience for me as it helped me improve my capabilities and my emotions towards physically challenged individuals. I encourage my fellow students to take part in community services to benefit from its many rewarding opportunities.”
Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students, said:
“We have many passionate students volunteering in the programs and activities of our Community Services Division. The volunteer program at Al Thiqah Club is one of the many initiatives of our students. We are glad to be able to provide our students with the platform and the means to express their passion for caring and giving and engage them with meaningful volunteering opportunities.”