GE Volunteers touch the lives of orphans
They laughed and ate together. They had fun at the bowling alley and thoroughly enjoyed themselves with a range of other indoor games. GE Volunteers indeed made the ‘Day Out’ for 30 children from Al Zahra Orphanage in Bahrain truly memorable.
The ‘Orphans Day Out’, which was organised by GE Volunteers on July 31, 2010, was another glowing testament to the commitment of GE employees to the communities they serve in.
An initiative that dates back to 1928, volunteering is part of the GE ethos. The company’s workforce have been involved in enhancing the quality of life and making a difference to the lives of thousands of less privileged individuals across the world.
In the Middle East, GE Volunteers have worked with several charities in Qatar, Kuwait, Jordan and the UAE – from running marathons to rebuilding schools for special needs children and bringing joy to the lives of orphans.
“Watching the children have fun was not only heartwarming but also hugely inspiring. We believe that small acts like these, when put together, make a big difference to the community,” said Farrah Al Qassimi, Leader of GE Volunteers in Bahrain, about the event.
Farrah was joined by several employees of GE Bahrain, who were involved in organizing the logistics of the event, and ensuring that each child was taken care of. “Their smiles said it all,” said Farrah. “It was our biggest reward.”
GE employees volunteer more than 1 million hours of community service every year.
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