Students’ contribution makes a difference

08 April 2015
© 2015 UNRWA Photo

“I felt so happy to see the smile on girls’ faces when I was distributing school kits to them in Talbieh school,” Diala says. 

Diala Amer Fayez Kakish, 16, is a 10th grade student at Raha International School in Abu 
Dhabi. She recently donated 210 school kits to students at the UNRWA Talbieh Girls’ School. Diala visited the school this month to see the kits distributed. It was not her first visit to Talbieh Girls School. She and her brother Firas visited last year to distribute 75 school bags to students. 

Diala’s grandmother, Nadhmieh, is Palestinian and was a former UNRWA teacher. Nadhmieh encouraged Diala to support Palestinian refugee students. “I want her to think of other students who cannot meet their essential needs in life and to reinforce her sense of responsibility towards them,” Nadhmieh says.

Teacher Hanan Sabbah, the head of the social committee at Talbieh Girls’ School, says she hopes similar initiatives will be repeated in the future.  “This initiative has been especially beneficial to some students, due to the fact that it is the start of a new school semester and many students cannot afford buy their own school supplies. With this donation, they are now happy to have them,” she says.

Ten-year-old Bisan Akram, who is in fourth grade at Talbieh Girls’ School, says: “Now I am happy to have these things that I cannot buy. I will use the geometry tool set, which I badly need in math. I also will use the colouring pack, and I will keep the notebooks for the fifth grade.” 

With little humanity we can give hope.