UAE Nursery donates 50kgs of clothes for Taal Volcano evacuees
The children and staff at British Orchard Nursery brought and packed the clothes that were shipped to evacuation centres in Philippines
February 12th, 2020, Dubai, UAE: In solidarity with the Filipinos affected by the Taal Volcano eruption in Philippines, children, parents and staff at British Orchard Nursery, have shipped around 50 kilos of clothes to the evacuees in Philippines. The clothes, lovingly gifted and packed by the children across the nursery chain, has further inculcated empathy among little ones for people who’re facing hardships in different parts of the world. The gesture was also greatly appreciated by the growing Filipino community across the various branches of British Orchard Nursery, both as students and staff.
Commenting on the measure, Dr Vandana Gandhi, CEO and Founder of British Orchard Nursery said: “In this rapidly shrinking world, it’s important that children learn about the trials that people across the globe are suffering; this will help them to grow into more sensitive and empathetic human beings. Instead of just lip-service, we at British Orchard Nursery believe in practical steps, and by shipping clothes donated by children, parents and staff, we wanted to instil and highlight the values of generosity, kindness and sympathy for the less privileged. The tragedy of Taal Volcano was closer to home, given the large Filipino community that UAE hosts, and we want to stand by them in this troubled time”.
The eruptions in Taal Volcano began on January 12, 2020. At the peak of the effort to clear the danger zone around the volcano, more than 400,000 people were sent to evacuation centres.