SHCT Students raise 200,000 AED for welfare of Children

Sharjah, June 22nd, 2010 — The students at Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology have donated AED 200,000 to a charitable organisation working for the welfare of Children.

Under the Mosaic 2010 theme of “The Spirit of Caring”, student Asmaa Ibrahim Mohammed Zayed at Sharjah Higher Colleges of Technology handed over a cheque of 200,000 AED to Ms Judy Collins, Leadership Manager at Free the Children humanitarian organization.

The funds raised will help build a school, a health clinic, and a clean water and sanitation project in the village of Udawad, near Udaipur in Rajasthan, India.

The funds will also be used to fund an alternative income project to help mothers in the community become self-supporting.

Students have been involved in various fundraising activities from bake sales to walk-a-thons and many students have gone into the community to organizations to promote awareness and carry out fundraising in places like shopping malls and government offices.

Mosaic is an annual event held under the patronage of His Highness Sheikh Dr. Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qassimi, Member of the Supreme Council and Ruler of Sharjah. Its aim is to create a sense of wonder and curiosity among students about the world in which they live. The Mosaic theme for 2010 is �The Spirit of Caring.’ The theme gives a unity of purpose to what students do in and out of the classroom. They engage in a variety of academic and non-academic activities that focus on helping others. These include researching, writing, and developing websites on famous philanthropists; raising funds and participating in helping handicapped, infirm, orphaned, and elderly people; travelling to impoverished countries and building homes for the poor; and learning about the joys of giving.

Free the Children is the world’s largest network of children helping children through education.