Abu Dhabi: A group of volunteers with the Emirates Foundation for Youth Development’s Sanid and Takatof Programmes has joined efforts to support Syrian refugees’ camps in northern Jordan.
“The leadership is concerned about the humanitarian situation of the Syrian refugees and endeavors to extend the maximum support to them. Volunteers’ energy shall cumulatively add value to the overall efforts exerted. We already have a group there now serving and other groups shall join too in rotation” Said Maytha Al Habsi, Chief Programmes Officer at Emirates Foundation.
“This is not the first time that the volunteers are serving internationally. They’ve been sent to different countries including Tanzania, USA, Thailand and Morocco to perform various missions. They were involved in building and refurbishing houses, clinics, schools, etc. They have also volunteered in Pakistan two years ago to help relieve people who suffered from the consequences of the floods.” Al Habsi Concluded: “we were touched with the preparedness of the volunteers who responded promptly to the call for that mission. This crystallizes the readiness of young Emiratis who are eager to represent their country anytime and anywhere.