Sharjah college students raise Dh 20,000 for Bam victims

DUBAI - Students of the Sharjah Women's College (SWC) student council have donated Dh 20,000 to the UAE Red Crescent Society as a part of a weeklong campaign to raise funds to help the Bam quake victims in Iran.

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Published: Thu 15 Jan 2004, 12:22 PM

Last updated: Thu 2 Apr 2015, 2:25 AM

Fund-raising activities such as bake sales, collection of clothes and donation boxes were organised by the students with the help of various faculty members and other staff of the college.

Khalil Mohammed Ebrahim of the UAE Red Crescent Society thanked the students and the college for their support in helping the earthquake victims adding, "what is noteworthy is not the amount of money collected by the students but their empathy to help those who are less privileged than them."

In addition to the money, clothes, blankets and coats were also collected to send to the victims.

A walkathon was organised in the college grounds in which nearly 1,000 students participated.

Sharooq Al Zaabi, Students Activities Coordinator, Sharjah Women's College, said: "I think the hard work shown by the student's council provides an excellent role model to the entire student community.

All students of the college actively participated in this concerted effort to help our Iranian brothers and sisters and this was a great learning experience."

Roudha, President of the student council, said the students were particularly looking forward to helping orphaned children who lost their parents in the earthquake, through this money.

A cheque for Dh 20,000 was presented by Dr Farid Ohan, Director of Sharjah Women's College to Mr Ebrahim at the college premises.

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