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AUS student volunteers empower people of determination with new skills
The Student Volunteers Association at AUS launched a volunteer program at Al Thiqah Club for the Handicapped helping members with basic English, computer operation and public speaking skills. Weekly sessions were held during the Fall 2017 semester. The student volunteers served as mentors and assisted throughout the learning process.
Members from Al Thiqah Club who completed the sessions were invited to AUS on February 13 for a special gathering to showcase their achievements and skills before a large crowd that comprised their families, friends and the AUS community. The gathering acknowledged the accomplishments of the group.
During the event, student volunteers presented a film clip of the volunteer program at Al Thiqah Club and the various learning activities that took place. It was followed by members of Al Thiqah Club presenting their newly acquired knowledge from the practical learning sessions. They were then awarded certificates and acknowledged for their accomplishments.
Speaking about the program, Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students, said:
“We have many passionate students volunteering for 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 them with the platform and the means to express their passion for caring and giving and engage them with meaningful volunteering opportunities.”
Marah Halloum, a volunteer and junior majoring in finance, said:
“The volunteer program in Al Thiqah was an enlightening experience for me. I encourage my fellow students to take part in community services to benefit from its many enriching opportunities.”
The students’ engagement was organized by the Office of Student Affairs’ Community Services Division.