Mon, 10 September 2018
A team led by students of the Arabian Gulf University (AGU), and composed of volunteers from the GCC has returned from its rescue mission in Kerala, India where they provided medical care to flood victims
The Cloud of Hope team visited some medical centers and orphanages providing medical care and immunisations against infectious diseases. Along with providing educational support to a few students affected by the calamity, they also offered first aid training, in additional to conducting basic examinations, providing medicines, school bags and gifts to children and orphans.
Commenting on this initiative, Dr. Amer Al Ansari, President of the Department of Physiology in AGU, said: "It was a unique humanitarian experience in which medical students and a number of young volunteers were able to help and assist the needy.” Calling it “a practical training under difficult and exceptional conditions usually unavailable in the Gulf countries,” he said the professors and academics were proud to graduate doctors who were aware of the sanctity of their profession and its humanitarian mission.
Yousif Al Tandeel, who launched this initiative, said that the objective of this gesture was to give hope and spread a culture of volunteerism in every corner. Last year, AGU sent its volunteers to Zanzibar, Tanzania as part of its humanitarian initiatives.