The American Corner of Abu Dhabi City located in ALHOSN University, a leading Abu Dhabi-based university dedicated to high-quality, value-based education,is hosting the UAE capital’s first-ever ‘Volunteer Fair’ at the ALHOSN campus.
The fair’s three major objectives are to provide a platform for adults who want to volunteer, for organizations who want to familiarize the public with their work, and for community members who are open to alternative views on volunteer work.
The ALHOSN-based American Corner of Abu Dhabi City – a leading resource center for American culture, policy and business –is collaborating with the student-faculty humanitarian club ‘Speak Louder’ in running the fair. The American Corner’s event organizing team has coordinated with the volunteering community to meet diverse interests ranging from the general such as animal welfare and environmental protection to the more specific such as cancer research and recycling.
The American Corner is facilitating informational lectures on major volunteerism topics such as micro-financing and philanthropy. Moreover, interested participants will be pledged in as volunteers and challenged to fulfill their responsibilities throughout the year.
Adding excitement and fun to the event are various activities such as face painting and arts and crafts sessions as well as a film viewing session for children. The fair will enable volunteer organizations in Abu Dhabi and across the country to jumpstart a productive summer of social activity and partnerships.
“ALHOSN University often reminds its students to keep the welfare of their respective communities in mind while pursuing personal and professional growth. The upcoming Volunteer Fair is a historic first for Abu Dhabi and an ideal medium for our university to concretize its commitment to ‘global knowledge with local vision.’ The simplest acts of charity or kindness can go a long way for the people who most need them. This fair is our own way of leading by example,” said Prof. Abdul Rahim Sabouni, Vice Chancellor, ALHOSN University.
Named after Abu Dhabi's historic ALHOSNPalace, ALHOSN University was founded in 2005 by the Abu Dhabi Holding Company in response to growing local demand for high-quality, value-based educational institutions. It currently offers 12 undergraduate and 7 graduate programs under the Faculties of Engineering and Applied Sciences, Business, and Arts and Social Sciences. ALHOSN accepts students of all nationalities and also accommodates youths with special needs. All its programs are accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.