GE Volunteers Enhance Learning Environment at National Charity School in UAE
Children learn better when they have ample opportunities and environments to run, jump and play at school during recess and PE. Thanks to GE Volunteers, children at the National Charity School in Ajman, UAE, have several great new places to do this.
In late April, 70 volunteers committed 400 hours to developing a football pitch, a basketball court and a volleyball court as part of a GE Volunteers “Build a Safe Playground” drive. As well, they renovated two staff rooms at the school with chairs, desks and cabinets.
The play and sports areas will benefit the more than 2,400 students at the school, which serves families of limited income.
The GE Volunteers also hosted an “Igniting Minds” session, where students built models of electric generators. Igniting Minds is a GE program that visits special needs or needy schools to conduct simple science activities with the kids.
This is the latest activity at the school for GE Volunteers, who five months ago worked to help implement a major renovation of the school library. Other GE Volunteers projects over the past few years at the school have included renovating the Science and Computer lab, donation of 100+ laptops, audio system for the events and renovation of playground and classrooms for yours kids.
Library before & after:
These activities at National Charity School, Ajman, are among dozens of corporate social responsibility and community development activities that GE UAE Volunteers engage in every year. These programs involved hundreds of volunteers giving hundreds of hours to projects that benefitted thousands of children and adults across the UAE.
Read more stories here about GE’s work with partners and customers across the UAE.