ADFCA Sponsors Recreation Program for Cancer-afflicted Children at Khalifa Medical City
Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority's community service arm 'Auwn' took part in the Wanasa activities organized by Sheikh Khalifa Medical City for the second consecutive year for the benefit of cancer-afflicted children. A number of ADFCA officials, including HE Dr. Mariam Hareb Al Yousuf, Executive Director of Policy and Regulation, participated in the event.
Dr. Al Yousuf spoke at the beginning of the event, stressing the importance of community activities in strengthening the bonds between the various institutions of the country. "This is especially significant while being done for cancer-afflicted children. ADFCA is keen to diversify its community service initiatives for the benefit of various segments of the society, particularly for the sick and the disabled, through 'Auwn'," she added.
Dr. Al Yousuf said ADFCA sought to contribute to the betterment of the society and to better living standards materially and emotionally under the aegis of 'Auwn.' "ADFCA is striving to inculcate the values of community service and social responsibility in the UAE and making itself a role model for government and private entities in this sphere, thereby strengthening their role in community service," she pointed out.
On February 27, ADFCA sponsored Wanasa Childrenï¿½s Spring Party between 10:00 am and noon in the main lobby. The Wanasa events are hosted monthly to engage in emotionally uplifting ventures, and enhance patientsï¿½ recovery and healing and is an eye-catching attraction for children. SKMC and ADFCA volunteers painted the faces of child-patients, decorated their hands with henna art, and encourage them to create arts and handicraft items. A half-hour magic show was provided to the children and engaged their minds on the lure of mystery.
Support Services Director of the Sheikh Khalifa Medical City, Ms. Amna Al Ansari, said: ï¿½Children definitely benefit from such fun-filled activities. We are very happy to have volunteers to assist in these events and take special care of the children. Wanasa time seeks to engage these minds and offer a source of encouragement, assurance, and emotional refueling that empowers a child to venture out with confidence. We would like to thank the Abu Dhabi Food Control Authority for putting a smile on the children face today.ï¿½