Saying it with cards

Saying it with cards

Sharjah’s Brownies made cards out of recycled material to create something of their own for their mothers on ‘Mother’s Day’ and learn how to save the environment in their own little way, at the Sharjah Girl Guides (SGG) headquarters in Al Badee’a area Saturday.

By Lily B. Libo-on

Published: Tue 19 Mar 2013, 9:07 AM

Last updated: Sat 4 Apr 2015, 8:27 AM

Dubbed as environment friendly, the cards were made of recycled paper, leaves and newspaper, during a workshop titled “Make a card, make a difference” for SGG’s Brownies aged between seven and 12 years.

The workshop was held in line with the vision of Shaikha Jawaher bint Mohammed Al Qasimi — wife of His Highness Dr Shaikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah — Chairperson of the UAE Girl Guides Association, and Patron of Sharjah Girl Guides (SGG) — to pursue sustainable development through recycling to save the environment.

Eman Al Mahmoud, SGG’s Assistant Director said that the “Make a card, make a difference” was an art and craft workshop with a twist. “The brownies made greeting cards using recycled material. This taught them the importance of preserving the environment and how we can use recycled material in everyday activities.”

“The girls had so much fun and got a chance to express their creativity. Some of them even chose to address their cards to their mothers on the occasion of Mother’s Day,” she added.

Participating in the workshop were 27 Brownies aged between seven and 12 from both private and government schools in Sharjah and belonging to different religions and nationality, who had signed up to become a girl guide.

The card-making activity was the third workshop held by the SGG since its launch. The first was a live BBQ where the girls prepared their own fresh and healthy appetizers, main course and dessert. The second was a gardening workshop where the girls learned the basics of gardening and planted plants in pots. “The girls then visited our 17 partner organisations and gave each a potted plant to raise awareness on the importance of planting. This was done to mark Planting Week.” Al Mahmoud said.

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