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Sharjah’s Big Heart believes in giving, dignity


The Big Heart Foundation honours Gulf Today for its support. Kamal Kassim/Gulf Today

Sharjah: Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Bint Mohammad Al Qasimi, wife of His Highness the Ruler of Sharjah, Chairperson of The Big Heart Foundation (TBHF) and Eminent Advocate for Refugee Children at the United Nations High Commissioner for Refugees (UNHCR), has reiterated that the TBHF’s humanitarian work finds inspiration and purpose in the basic right of every human bein g to life and liberty, access to food, healthcare and education, to social stability, the right to employment and to belong to a community and to the world without being excluded or marginalised.

This message was screened during a special ceremony by TBHF on Sunday at the Al Saif Palace, which was organised to honour and recognise the longstanding support extended by the Foundation’s partners, which have enabled the success of TBHF’s humanitarian projects dedicated to helping refugees and less fortunate people worldwide.

The ceremony was attended by Sheikh Sultan Bin Ahmed Al Qasimi, Chairperson of Sharjah Media Council (SMC) and Humanitarian Envoy of TBHF, Mariam Al Hammadi, Director of TBHF, Noura Al Noman, Chairperson of the Executive Office of Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi and Board of Trustees’ Member of Rubu’ Qarn Foundation, Erum Mazhar Alvie, Senior Adviser at Sheikha Jawaher’s Executive Office and a host of officials, business men and local media representatives.

Her Highness Sheikha Jawaher Al Qasimi said: “To make human rights a reality and revive hope in the hearts of thousands around the world, we need charitable people dedicated to spreading goodness and joy in society. We need people who believe in the power of generosity and uphold peaceful coexistence as a daily, natural practice. If these two virtues are not turned into determined action, global crises will be unsolvable.

“Thank you everyone for supporting The Big Heart Foundation, for making a real positive change in the lives of more than one million people living in conflict and crisis-laden parts of the world. Humanity triumphs when you selflessly support fellow brothers and sisters in need – wherever they are – without discrimination. You have proved that charitability can be a sustainable practice and real happiness can be attained by sharing what the Almighty has given us, with others,” Her Highness added.