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Ajman University students honour the aged

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"Sharing some time with senior citizens was worth it."

The Unit of Community Service at the Office of Community Engagement, Ajman University (AU), has celebrated the ‘International Day of Older Persons’, at the Seniors’ Happiness Centre at Mamzar, Dubai.

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Male and female students from different AU colleges were very keen to show appreciation to the senior citizens therein.

Noor Al Chaghouri, Head of Community Service, said the centre provides valuable services to its senior citizens “who are mostly above 60 years old.” Some of the senior members just come to spend some good time with their friends, mainly when they are free, she added.

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The students were very keen to show their appreciation to the senior citizens.

“AU students were so thrilled to share some time with senior citizens, and get them involved in an array of activities planned by the Unit of Community Service.” The activities run included some musical exercise, board games and blindfold games, she explained.

“The senior citizens at the Centre actively enjoyed the activities organised to the maximum.”

Abdul-Aziz, one of the senior citizens there, asked Ajman University volunteers to kindly visit them again. “We loved the activities you have run so much; they really made things better here.”

Amina Wali Al Rehman, a student of engineering, AU, said she was so thrilled with the feedback she got from the senior citizens there. “Their comments are so inspiring and encouraging.”

It was really an amazing experience, she affirmed.

“Sharing some time with senior citizens was worth it,” she said, hoping to be part of such community activities. “I would like to participate in these activities over and over.”

The Unit of Community Service gears up to arrange another function for senior citizens, yet on campus this time. “Our senior citizens expressed their wish to spend some time with AU students on campus.”

“We are happy to see the enthusiasm our volunteers showed and the beautiful smile on the faces of our seniors.”

Recently, Ajman University (AU) shone at the Moscow Global Forum – "City for Education", being held on the sidelines of the Aqdar World Summit at Moscow World Trade Centre from Aug.29 till Sept.1.

The AU Stand, which was part of the UAE Ministry of Education platform – "Study in UAE", was a big attraction for participants and visitors of the exhibition from around the globe.

The UAE platform was aimed to promote the UAE’s universities and attract regional and international students who can become tomorrow’s success stories.