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AUS students hand over renovated home to a family in need
Over sixty students from American University of Sharjah (AUS) have handed a renovated home to a family under the care of the Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation (Tamkeen). Working under the Office of Student Affairs' Hand in Hand project, the student volunteers assisted in painting, decorating, gardening and cleaning the house in the sixth renovation project of its kind. The renovation process started on December 8, and the home was returned to its residents on December 30.
The Office of Student Affairs' Community Services Department mobilized its student volunteers and resources to ensure success in the project funded by Tamkeen and AUS community services. The students renovating the home belong to the Islamic Cultural Club, the Civil Engineering Club and AUS Community Services volunteers. In addition to the renovation, basic home furnishings were provided to replace the old and damaged ones.
"The Hand In Hand Project has always been an event I like to participate in since my freshman year, and it is very interesting to see how happy the families are when you impact their lives. I encourage other students to participate in this program as well," said Christian Momah, Leadership and Community Services representative of the AUS Student Council. "This year the Student Council decided to participate in the project, and we got the children toys and gifts that they can use to learn and have fun at the same time," he added.
"I would like to thank all contributors and AUS volunteers for supporting the Hand in Hand Project for the sixth time. Through their efforts and contributions, the renovation of a family's house under the care of Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation was completed," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Vice Chancellor for Student Affairs.
The ceremony was also attended by Munketh Taha, Director of Student Development and Organizations; AUS and Tamkeen officials; as well as student volunteers and members of the Islamic Cultural Club.