And these associations should organise cultural and educational competitions and lectures for all members of society explaining the goals and the benefits of voluntary work
. In addition, cultural and educational government institutions should play a greater role in encouraging students and employees to participate in voluntary work
John Rafferty, chief executive of the charity TimeBank, said: "Businesses are now realising that voluntary work
not only benefits staff, but also the company as a whole."
She commended the expatriate communities living in the Kingdom of Bahrain for their keenness on participating in the second edition of the voluntary work
award, reflecting Bahrain's drive to embrace all community through peaceful co-existence and the values that long marked the Bahraini society all along its history.
"Voluntarism is not confined to certain persons, rather it is a responsibility carried out by every one capable of offering money, dedicating time and energy and proposing ideas to ease pain and calamity of those suffering and improve their living condition in pursuit of social cohesion," Shaikha Fatima said in remarks on the occasion of the beginning of the Arab Forum for Empowering Youth in Voluntary Work
, which is held in parallel with the fourth Emirates Volunteer Conference in Abu Dhabi.
"The papers which were presented in the symposium will surely contribute to the development of the voluntary work
field in the Sultanate," Al Kalbani stressed.
Akram Mahmoud, a leader of a group of participants, said there is large number of people, especially among the youth, ready to participate in voluntary work
. He said such people only need properly publicized voluntary programs to embark on such schemes.
"Initially 20 orphans aged between 16 and 17 years will participate in a two-part programme to prepare them for voluntary work
- the first will involve a psychiatrist and the second will help them prepare for voluntary jobs".
Most of the 16 to 24-years-olds polled said they would happily stop watching TV if they were asked to do some voluntary work
He also asserted that the fields of the award include the "Best voluntary work
on individual level" and the "Best voluntary work
on group level".
They said the Shaikh Isa bin Ali Al Khalifa Award for Voluntary Work
has contributed to encouraging various voluntary work
initiatives and shedding light on youth's voluntary projects.
DOHA, Sept 29 (KUNA) -- A Kuwaiti official was selected as vice-president of the Arab Union for Voluntary Work
(AUVW), it was learned here on Tuesday.
Muscat, Feb 10 (ONA) The Main Committee of Sultan Qaboos Voluntary Work
Award held a meeting today under the chair of Sheikh Mohammed bin Suayed al- Kalbani, Minister of Social Development and Chairman of the Main Committee for the Award at the Ministry's HQs' in Madinat Al Sultan Qaboos.