Dubai International Academy's Good Deed for Africa

21 Dec 2011

Students of the Academy have raised funds to feed 7,000 beneficiaries in the Horn of Africa

'Tis the season to give, and that's just what students from year 7 to year
13 of the Dubai International Academy (DIA) in Emirates Hills have done. The kids held a talent
show last week to raise funds for children suffering from hunger and malnutrition in
the Horn of Africa (the drought-affected region of East
Africa), and it was a super success.

The second Annual Talent Show saw students
donning colourful costumes and dancing, singing and acting. All the entertainment was for a good cause - by the end of the show, the kids, with the help of their families and friends, managed
to raise enough funds to feed over 7,000 beneficiaries in the Horn of Africa

The money will
also support the World Food Programme, the world’s largest humanitarian agency
fighting hunger worldwide, in their effort to help the drought-stricken region. The World Food Programme was
represented by Ashraf Hamouda, who received the donation at the
end of the event, and said, "The initiative is inspiring
students across the region to mobilise and showcase the power of youth in
eliminating hunger. It proves that a little can go a long way. Where there is a
will and good intentions, big accomplishments come easily. As little as 50
cents is enough to feed a mother or a child in the Horn of Africa.”

Aah, we’re so proud of these kids - keep up the good work!