Young children at British Orchard Nursery learnt precious lessons in generosity and sharing as they happily distributed Iftar packages among labourers and other people who were fasting. In order to inculcate the spirit of Ramadan among kids, the Nursery organised the campaign, “Sharing is caring” across several of its branches in Dubai, Abu Dhabi and Sharjah where students, parents and the preschool teamed up to arrange Iftar for the needy and those who were fasting.
Boxes containing foods suitable for Iftar, such as dates, laban, water, juices, bread, biscuits, etc., were packed by children at the Nursery branches and then students, their parents and teachers visited nearby mosques and construction sites to distribute the packages. In addition, nursery children prepared a huge box of edibles and goodies for the Imam of the mosques as well.
Besides this, British Orchard Nursery has also collaborated with Uniliver to donate clothes to the needy.
“When it comes to life-long lessons such as learning to share and being generous, doing it practically always leaves a deeper imprint on young minds,” commented Dr Vandana Gandhi, Founder and CEO of British Orchard Nursery chain, “It was encouraging to watch that this time parents were actively involved in the exercise as well, supporting their children to help others. I believe it’s important to sensitise children to the needs of the less privileged so that they can grow up to be more sensitive human beings with concern for other’s welfare.”
With 2019 declared the Year of Tolerance in the UAE, the campaign further compliments the government’s initiative to create a more harmonious society which is tolerant of each other’s views and needs, and willing to help in every way possible. Moreover, the Nursery celebrated the International Family Day, where parents and children came together to celebrate the unity and diversity during the month of Ramadan.
British Orchard Nursery supports orphanages, old age homes, animal shelters and charitable causes towards the needy through donating a percentage of its revenue. The Nursery’s employees also give back to the community by volunteering their time, participating in events such as the Walk for Education and Walk for Autism, among other initiatives.