Students from kindergarten to Grade 12 of The Model School in Abu Dhabi’s Mussafah have come together to support the earthquake victims of Turkey and Syria by donating relief items. In a four-day collection drive, the students contributed blankets, sweaters, baby food, diapers, raincoats, clothes, canned food, dry fruits and more.
The school principal, Dr. V.V. Abdul Kader, said that 350 cartons of items were collected and handed over to Emirates Red Crescent to support the “Bridges of Goodness” campaign. The initiative saw a tremendous response from the students and their parents, with many of the items being brand new. The Emirates Red Crescent had launched the campaign earlier this month, in collaboration with 16 humanitarian organisations, to gather and mobilise humanitarian relief supplies in solidarity with the affected Syrian and Turkish families.