A Truck Load of Warm Wishes
The school auditorium was inundated with heaps of blankets and huge piles of warm clothes on the 11th and 12th of January, 2015, as help came pouring in from all corners into ‘The Kindergarten Starters, Dubai’, a GEMS School. Several parents, students, staff, support staff from the KGS fraternity, friends and well-wishers in the local community responded immediately to the UAE Compassion Campaign spearheaded by the UAE President, His Highness Sheikh Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan in support of the Syrian refugees battling the harsh winter in their refugee camps. The very thought of spreading the warmth of love, caring and giving was truly amazing and manifested itself in this huge collection of 1200 blankets and around 30 cartons of warm clothes. May this spirit of giving continue to bring a little joy and warmth to the thousands of refugees battling the bitter cold and the harsh winter. This opportunity for charity was made into a learning opportunity across the school. Students sorted out the blankets from the warm clothes as some of them packed them neatly in cartons while a few cleared all the plastic bags that were used for wrapping them. As they worked together they internalized the need for giving and empathized with the children of war dying in the bitter cold of the refugee camps. May this generous spirit of giving, caring, sharing and loving prevail at KGS today and always!