Kindness Fridge

•July 23, 2017 • Leave a Comment

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

A Dubai restaurant, in line with the Year of Giving initiative, has introduced a unique initiative “The Kindness Fridge” to provide healthy food and rekindness fridgefreshment to labourers.
The development by MyGovinda’s, a restaurant brand that serves healthy and holistic Indian food, entailed installing a “Kindness Fridge” at its outlets located in Umm Suqeim and Al Karama. Mahesh Advani, the owner and founder of MyGovinda’s, was inspired by the declaration of 2017 as the Year of Giving to come up with the altruistic concept.
The Kindness Fridge targets construction workers, the working class and the unemployed who require healthy food after a hard day of work, but might not have the means to purchase it from local restaurants. By storing freshly prepared wholesome lunch boxes, fresh fruits and water in a refrigerator outside the restaurant, with open-door policy, the Kindness Fridge…
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SCHS: Qafila Al Saeef

•July 22, 2017 • Leave a Comment

SCHS-Summer camp

By Jamil Khan | SHARJAH

AS THE scorching season of summer goes by, the indoor activities of different camps are a huge success among young students from all over the country and those with special needs are no exception.
Around 65 people with different kinds of disabilities are part of the Qafila Al Saeef (Caravan of the summer) camp being held by the Sharjah City for Humanitarian City (SCHS).
“The month-long camp started on July 17 and will end on Aug.17 to provide people with disabilities a wide range of activities under five major themes – heritage, innovation, sports & health, Arabic language and technology – to teach new helpful activities and enhance their skills in their favourite fields,” said Maryam Al Farsi, supervisor of the camp while talking to The Gulf Today on Wednesday.
The SCHS is the first centre for special needs people to start summer camp back…
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University, HHC tie up to share expertise

•July 19, 2017 • Leave a Comment


By Jamil Khan | SHARJAH

To keep young university students abreast with the latest developments through exchange of knowledge and research, an agreement of cooperation between Ajman University and the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has been signed. The partnership will seek to incorporate the deeply rooted beliefs for the mutual benefit of the organisation.
At a ceremony held on Tuesday at the university’s premises in Ajman, Dr Karim Seghir, Chancellor, Ajman University signed the agreement with Abdullah Hamdan Bin Dalmook, CEO of the Center, in the presence of deans, directors and officials representing…
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HHC Design Competition

•July 10, 2017 • Leave a Comment

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

IN ITS efforts to enhance innovation and to empower the youth, the Hamdan Bin Mohammed Heritage Center (HHC) has launched a “Design Competition”. The open call is for participants to design HHC’s stand at the Abu Dhabi International Hunting and Equestrian Exhibition (ADIHEX) 2017.
The competition is open to male and female participants liHind Bin Demaithan Al Qemzi, Director of Initiatives and Creativity at HHCving in the UAE within the age group of 18-30. Applicants need to register either through the website or via an email to
Talking to The Gulf Today, Hind Bin Demaithan Al Qemzi, Director of Initiatives and Creativity at HHC, unveiled the details and said that the aim of the competition is to help students realise their potential in learning designing and implementing into real life.
“Usually, these students learn the concept of design and have limited opportunities…
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Summer Circus Fun

•July 9, 2017 • Leave a Comment


By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

SCORES of families, especially youngsters from all age groups and nationalities residing in Dubai, witnessed a wide range of entertainment activities at prominent malls across Dubai.
As part of the Dubai Summer Surprises (DSS), activities have commenced across Dubai and Mercato mall hosting an array of amazing activities, events and deals to ensure a memorable experience during the six week summer festival that will end August 12. As part of the fun and great sales and promotions on the cobbled streets of Mercato, the visitors to the mall will get the chance to win incredible prizes.
Mall visitors will be able to escape the summer heat and be entertained by Mercato’s epic circus entertainment line-up. They will also be able to enjoy a host of different shows which include live circus performances featuring energetic acrobatics, an engaging…
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Rashid Centre students raise spirits of patients

•June 6, 2017 • Leave a Comment

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

A group of students from the Rashid Centre for the Disabled visited patients at Al Baraha Hospital in Dubai on Monday as part of the Year of Giving initiative.
The group of students was led by Maryam Othman, CEO of the Centre and accompanied by businesswoman Reem Bou Samra. Moza Al Shamsi, Director of Public Relations at the hospital, received the group while a number of doctors and paramedical staff were present on the occasion. During the visit, the students of the Rashid Centre for the Disabled toured the hospital’s departments, and learned about its equipment, how it works, and distributed gifts among the patients.
The gifts were donated by Reem Bou Samra for the sick children in the hope of drawing a smile on their faces. “We are used to visiting a number of humanitarian and medical institutions and centres, including Al Baraha Hospital in Dubai, with whom we have close relations.
“We visit patients every year,” said Maryam Othman, CEO of the Centre. “In Islam it is Sunnah to visit the sick and we have to embed these values in our students as the children received the gifts with a smile on their faces. Such visits have a great impact on us. It is our duty to build social and friendly relationships with elderly homes, hospitals and other centres mainly to care and share our feeling of compassion and alleviate the pain. I think such steps are really needed in the community.”
Reem Bou Samra stressed on the importance of this visit and expressed her delight at the participation of children of Rashid Centre for the Disabled. “Visits like these to the hospital and seeing young patients can undoubtedly bring a smile on the faces of the sick. They deserve all the love and care from the outside world,” she said.
At the end of the visit Maryam Othman handed over the plaque of Rashid Centre for the Disabled to Moza Al Shamsi, confirming the deep relationship between the two parties.
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PAD ‘Ramadan food packages’

•June 1, 2017 • Leave a Comment

By Jamil Khan | DUBAI

PHILANTHROPISTS from the Pakistan community have targeted over 1,200 deserving families to provide food items for a month and hand over a Dhs300 shopping card as its annual Ramadan Food Package.
At a press conference in its premises on Monday evening, the office-bearers of Pakistan Association Dubai (PAD) divulged the details of month-long Ramadan activities with the support of community members towards needy families, free Iftar distribution, helping inmates, cleaning a mosque, organising a free medical camp for labourers and others.
The month-long activities is being carried in line with the ‘Year of Giving’ announced by the UAE President.
The press meet was attended by Dr Faisal Ikram, Acting General Secretary, Shahid Islam, Welfare Secretary, officials from the Pakistan consulate…
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