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AUS students host appreciation lunches for security, municipality and cleaning staff
Thirty American University of Sharjah (AUS) student volunteers took part in an appreciation lunch for Cleanco workers and security personnel on April 26, 2017. The initiative was a collaboration between the Community Services Division of the Office of Student Affairs, the Student Council, and the Pakistani and Indian Cultural Clubs.
A total of 172 Cleanco workers and 42 security personnel attended the special gathering during which students served lunch and distributed giveaways as a token of appreciation. The students interacted with the Cleanco and security workers and thanked them for their hard work and dedication. Student volunteers also organized multiple entertaining activities including song and dance performances.
On a related note and in an effort to express compassion to outdoor workers this summer, the Community Services division along with 25 student volunteers launched the "Beat the Heat Campaign" at the beginning of April. The campaign was initiated to appreciate municipality workers who work in the sun all day to keep the AUS campus and University City clean and green. The campaign started with student volunteers selling donation tickets around campus to generate funds to host a lunch and to buy juice, water bottles and caps that the workers can use while they work under the scorching sun.
The luncheon was held on April 25 at the university's Student Center to welcome the more than 100 municipality workers who attended the event. The student volunteers prepared the venue and welcomed the guests. The students thanked the workers for their efforts in keeping the campus green and beautiful.
"We have very thoughtful and caring students here at AUS and these events are a gesture of their respect for the municipality workers, security staff and Cleanco workers who contribute for the betterment of the community." said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students.