Simran Vedvyas supports and reports from Dubai, United Arab Emirates as Youth World Humanitarian Day- 19 Aug’2012 Theme: "I Was Here"

World Humanitarian Day is a time to recognize those who face danger and adversity in order to help others. Though everyday humanitarian aid workers help millions of people around the world, regardless of who they are and where they are. World Humanitarian Day is a global celebration of people helping people. Getting along with this year’s campaign "I Was Here" which was about making one’s mark by doing something good, somewhere, for someone else by Beyonce, some youth members under the guidance of IYC Chapter Coordinator Simran Vedvyas in Dubai, UAE initiated collective effort together to embark on several efforts to mark by doing something good, somewhere, for someone else. This month also happens to be the holy month of Ramadan where doing charity is considered more meaningful.  The group of girls collected clothes in good conditions and donated on the World Humanitarian Day through the Red Crescent Society in Dubai UAE who made many collection points in the Shopping malls in Dubai UAE.  The girls also made jewelry from colorful beads, since a week before, and raised some funds to use for charity purpose- a part of this was used for supporting young Lea Joven who is a leukaemia patient and is only eight years of age.  Lea has been suffering since five and Volunteer in Dubai, an organization supported her through the proceeds of an organized ‘Charity Iftaar’.  We are proud that some of us could also join in for the event to show support and send messages and prayers to young LEA by a video message.


We wish and hope that everyone can join us in prayers for a speedy recovery for Lea.

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