Volunteer Day 2016

Orphan Welfare Society held a gathering on the occasion of International Volunteer Day in honor of its volunteers. Various activities were done, planting the “Volunteers’ Tree”, a slideshow for the volunteers while working in the Dar, and giving them a souvenir which was a pin that held a special statement “wow and thank you”, in gratitude to their efforts. The slogan of 2016 gathering was “We heart our Volunteers”.

What was special this year is honoring Dr. Wafaa Jawad Kotob, who is volunteering at our association for seven years now at Saida Generation School and Residential Unit.

The president of OWS, Dr. Said Makkaoui offered Dr. Kotob the “Volunteer Foulard”, where her name was embroidered on it, in gratitude to her efforts and bestowal to OWS team. After her honoring, Dr. Kotob talked about her experience with OWS in these seven years, and how important it is to her. She devoted part of her speech to talk to the youth who are volunteering at OWS, saying: “I’m very glad that I see youth between us today, my advice for you is to play your role as volunteers… to give… because giving makes us feel very happy, not money nor any daily details we do, this was also proven in many studies”.

On his turn, Dr. Makkaoui pointed to the importance of the volunteers’ role in OWS, he said: “a large number of volunteers played a vital role in OWS, the majority made a difference in some departments and Dr. Wafa was one of them. Dr. Wafa worked with SGS team and succeeded in exposing the school’s mission and empowering the team".

Afterwards, a discussion was held between the volunteers. Some of them talked about their experience in volunteering then they hang their names on the big heart.

At the end, Dar Boutique provided to all the volunteers, a 20% discount voucher valid through 2017. In addition, the students from the photography and culinary classes of the Dar Vocational School took all the photos and attended to all the services of the event.

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