UAE Board on Books for Young People hosts iftar for orphaned children

SHARJAH, The UAE Board on Books for Young People (UAEBBY) organised an iftar event for young orphans from the Family Village of the Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation on Friday, in celebration of the ‘Year of Zayed’ and the Holy Month of Ramadan.

Organised in collaboration with Piadera restaurant’s team in Al Seef, Dubai, the event included a variety of cultural and entertainment activities as well as interactive reading sessions.

Marwa Al Aqroubi, President of UAEBBY, said: “It is one of the greatest challenges for children to be without their parents and through this iftar event we wanted to show them that they still have a network of emotional and practical support and care.”

Matteo Bianchi, CEO of Piadera, said: “It’s admirable what our partner organisation is doing for the community here in UAE. It’s an honour for us to play even a small role in contributing to their activity especially in the month of Ramadan. Giving back to community is perhaps one of the most exciting common traits of both Emirati and Italian culture”

Widad Salem, Director of the Family Village, thanked the UAEBBY and Piadera for organising the event, highlighting the values of the holy month and strengthening the role of the Family Village as a role model for social care and the rehabilitation of orphaned children.

Founded in 2015, the Family Village accommodates 100 orphaned children who are provided with shelter, education, health and psychological care and nutrition. The village offers a real home to the orphans and a stable and balanced family atmosphere.

Source: Emirates News Agency

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