ERC, Aster Volunteers to provide care to underprivileged children

Tue 06-03-2018 18:22 PM

ABU DHABI, 6th March, 2018 (WAM) — With the aim of bringing happiness on children’s faces, Aster Volunteers has joined hands with the Emirates Red Crescent-Dubai, ERC, and lunched the “Smile” programme to provide medical care and treatment to 100 underprivileged children.

The programme echoes the sentiments put forth by the Year of Zayed, designed to commemorate the memory of the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan. A reflection of the UAE’s Founding Father’s vision to promote the health and wellbeing of children everywhere, Smile invited the children at the Red Crescent premises some orphaned and others rescued from various hardships from countries including Syria, Yemen, and Iraq.


The programme saw the participation of more than 24 medical and non-medical volunteers, as well as the support of the corporate social responsibility impact partner “Lighthouse Cohort”, which also encouraged the children’s involvement in fun games, arts and crafts, and educational activities.

The Smile programme provided children with medical check-ups from General Practitioners and medical experts across specialties including ear, nose and throat; dental; and paediatrics supported by Aster and Medcare facilities in the UAE.

WAM/Rola Alghoul/Nour Salman

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