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Charity counts

Hamda Taryam

Hamda Taryam

Hats off to Hamda Taryam who made goodness a hallmark of the UAE, the land of humanity and mercy as she came to know about a village in Uganda called Masaka, where its people suffer from a lack of education, medical care, food and drinking water (“Emirati spends Dhs737,000 to help needy in Africa,” Gulf Today, June 3).

So, she hurried to offer aid to them. She dug a water well named after her mother, established a classroom in honour of her father, and set up a medical centre in her name. Hamda, 21, an Emirati student of Skyline University College, since her early childhood, has imbibed the virtue of benevolence from the late Sheikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Good to know that she grew up helping the poor, the needy, and the sick, so she never stops searching for them anywhere to fulfil their needs as much as she can.

Speaking to Gulf Today, Hamda said, “Philanthropy is an intrinsic trait of the Emirati people, and an approach we follow, and for me, doing goodness is my main goal, and I work on translating it into reality through various deeds. My ideal is the founding father the late Sheikh Zayed, my father and my mother, as well as my late uncle Dr Abdullah Omran Taryam, who was one of the most charitable leaders. “

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