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AUS students take orphans out for a day of fun!
Thirty eight students from American University of Sharjah's (AUS) Office of Student Affairs took orphans out for a day of fun as part of an event organized recently by Community Services in collaboration with Human Appeal International.
The daylong event featured a visit to Kidzania in Dubai, a renowned amusement and hands-on learning center for children. The student volunteers paired up with the 19 orphans and accompanied them throughout the day for fun and learning activities. The students were delighted to step into the roles of guardians and felt immensely enriched by this heartwarming experience.
"It was a blissful experience with the wonderful kids - they were a pleasure to be with and I truly hope to continue and contribute to such initiatives that enable us to connect with them," said Ajith Roy, a finance major.
"It is a unique experience for our students to play the role of guardians to orphans for a day. All student participants expressed self-fulfillment after the event. This one-day event expands our students' values of benevolence, caring and nurturing. This is a mutually beneficial initiative wherein our students and the orphans interact to learn and care for each other," said Dr. Moza Al Shehhi, Dean of Students.
In addition to playing the role of a guardian, the volunteers were also responsible for the overall well-being of the children.