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ALHOSN University continues community awareness campaign with visit toEstirahat Al Shuwwab

Posted Sun 14 Nov 2010 12:34:00 pm in News, Culture & Education | By Dubib.com News Desk

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Home for the elderly in Dubai welcomes 16 female ALHOSN students

ALHOSN University, a leading Abu Dhabi-based university dedicated to high-quality value-based education, recently visited the Estirahat Al Shuwwab home for the elderly in Dubai as part of its ongoing community awareness campaign. University students and staff members had previously visited institutions for special needs and autism to support underprivileged community members and to attain self-development and personal growth to complement their academic education.

In its latest trip, ALHOSN University sent 16 female students who were given a tour of the facility by the head of the center, who also explained the nature of their work. Participants interacted with the elderly residents, gave them gifts and shared poetry and songs. The university intends to conduct more visits to various other institutions to introduce its students to various disadvantaged social groups in the UAE.

Our elderly need caring attention, love, understanding and support. Our visit reflects Islams teaching of kindness and love towards the elderly, who gave us a great deal of care and attention when we were young and yet often get neglected. It was very fulfilling for us to see them happy and enjoying the attention we gave them during our stay. This experience has inspired me to seek better ways to help the elderly and other needy members of our society, said Enas Khalil, Student at ALHOSN University.

After each of our community awareness visits you can immediately notice the change among our students. They show a better understanding of how their actions can positively affect others in their community and are more eager to join initiatives to help the less fortunate. This campaign has become very meaningful for ALHOSN and so we intend to extend its reach to more members of society, said Nicholas Hamilton-Archer from the Office of the Provost Office at ALHOSN University.

Estirahat Al Shuwwab is located in Mamzar, Dubai. Aside from accommodating permanent residents, the facility also has an outpatient section where the elderly can come to participate in various activities.

ALHOSN University offers 11 undergraduate and 7 graduate programs under the Faculty of Engineering and Applied Sciences, the Faculty of Business, and the Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences that uphold its motto of Global knowledge with local vision. Its programs are open to students of all nationalities. The University recently celebrated its 5th anniversary and its emergence as of one Abu Dhabis top educational institutions.


About ALHOSN University:

ALHOSN University is a leading private university dedicated to high-quality, value-based education under the slogan Global Knowledge with Local Vision. The Abu Dhabi-based institution is owned and supported by the Abu Dhabi Holding Company and is fully accredited by the UAE Ministry of Higher Education and Scientific Research.

ALHOSN University manages accredited programs (11 undergraduate and 7 graduate) in three faculties, all of which were developed by top North American educational experts. Undergraduate academic degrees are offered as four-year programs and taught in English, except for the Arabic education component.

The Universitys City Campus includes the Mens Campus, the Womens Campus, the Engineering Lab Building, the Library Building, and the Lectures Building, all located at the heart of Abu Dhabi. A main campus with world-class, state-of-the-art facilities will soon be constructed. ALHOSN is open to students from all nationalities.


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