Abu Dhabi, UAEThursday 19 September 2019

UAE orphans share in the joy of Ramadan

The Ministry of Community Development held an iftar to mark Orphans Day

Fifty orphans from across the Emirates enjoyed a feast of fun at an iftar organised by the Ministry of Community Development.

The children, drawn from a number of different nationalities, took part in workshops and games during the event, held to mark Orphans Day.

The youngsters also lit candles while making wishes and watch a video highlighting the great achievements of people who have been orphaned across the globe.

The iftar, held at a Customer Happiness Centre in Ajman, brought smiles to plenty of young faces.

Volunteers and a number of senior Emirati citizens were also in attendance.

Eman Hareb, director of family protection at the ministry, said the iftar was set up to help boost the self-esteem of the invited children and bring joy to their lives.

The event was organised by the ministry with the support of a number of groups, including Emirates Red Crescent, national volunteering platform, volunteers.ae and Sharjah Archeological Museum.

Updated: May 20, 2019 05:18 PM