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Omani students collect relief aid for Turkiye and Syria

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Joining hands with the rest of the world, children of a school in Muscat have launched a relief collection drive to help earthquake victims of Turkiye and Syria.

Titled ‘Together we can make a Difference’, the children of Ahmad Bin Majid Private School (ABM) collected clothing and household articles over the weekend .

“I was shocked to hear of this calamity that occurred so close to us, and it breaks my heart to see the suffering of the people, especially the children. I’m proud to be part of this institution and to be able to help others in need,” said Al Faisal bin Khalid al Saidi of Grade 10. Ali bin Mohammed al Habsi, also from Grade 10, said he was happy to be able to help the homeless.

Students sorted and packed items to be sent to earthquake affected areas. This real -life experience has given ABM students the chance to support the community and fulfil their role as global citizens. The items donated will be sent to the Oman Charity Organisation to be dispatched to Turkiye and Syria.

“I was shocked, upset and sad; so many victims were just kids. I just broke down. I haven’t given much but I hope it will help those in need,” laments Lamar Anwar al Harthy from Grade 10

Siblings Asrar bint Ahmad al Amriyah of Grade 7 and Hanin bint Ahmad al Amriyah of Grade 11, said they were happy to be able to make a difference to any family in need as they really wanted to help in any way they could.

For Retaj bint Ali bin Hilal al Esriyah of Grade 7, it gave a feeling beyond words after having donated what she could from her little savings and was happy to do something good to help anyone in any way.

“The mission of Ahmad Bin Majid Private School is not just the transference of knowledge, but building leadership skills, while inculcating core values such as understanding and empathy among the young minds,” a representative of the school said.


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