For international volunteer day, Hospital 57357 honors its volunteers, with the participation of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and civil society heads

    At Hospital 57357, we believe in the importance of volunteering and its positive effect not only on our patients but on the society as a whole. That is why we seized the opportunity of international volunteer day to hold a celebration to honor our volunteers. We also meant to acknowledge our partner banks, companies, hotels … Continued

At Hospital 57357, we believe in the importance of volunteering and its positive effect not only on our patients but on the society as a whole. That is why we seized the opportunity of international volunteer day to hold a celebration to honor our volunteers. We also meant to acknowledge our partner banks, companies, hotels and associations that voluntarily support our sick children and their families. The volunteers department of Hospital 57357 plays an important role within the treating team. Through thirteen volunteering programs and thirteen thousand volunteers, we, at 57357, are committed to providing moral support to our patients and to help them accept and go through their treatment journey.

The celebration was held in attendance of Dr. Mohammed Abdel Kader, assistant minister of youth and sports, Mr. Ayman Abu Amr, general manager, research and advocacy, at Al Awqaf Ministry, Father George Gamil, Virgin Mary church for Catholic Copts, Mrs. Sohair Abdel Kader, head of Awladna Association, representatives of the Ministry of Youth and Sports and a number of public figures and civil society heads in addition to a big group of 57357’s volunteers, representatives of 57357’s partner banks, companies and hotels. The guests were welcomed by Dr. Mohammed Agag, deputy general manager of the Hospital for medical affairs.

The celebration included singing by 57357’s children choir and a speech by Dr. Agag who expressed his genuine gratitude and appreciation for the effective role of the volunteers, which he described as no less important than the treating team’s role.

In a speech by Mrs. Dina Ali, head of the volunteers department, she said that the volunteers department that started with the beginning of operations of the Hospital, could provide morel support to children and their families and help them go through the hard treatment period. She expressed her gratitude to all of the volunteers for the efforts they exert and their genuine dedication towards 57357’s children. The celebration was emceed by the broadcaster Samar Naeem, producer of “today” TV program.

Words of the guests during the celebration, expressing their appreciation for the important role played by 57357’s volunteers

Dr. Mohammed Abdel Kader, assistant minister of youth and sports: thanks to all volunteers of whom we are all proud, the Ministry pledges to offer them sustainable support because wherever volunteering is found, the triumph of life abounds

Ayman Abu Amr, general manager of research and advocacy, Al Awqaf Ministry: I am delighted to participate in this celebration which reminds me with the saying of the Prophet, “whoever is concerned with the needs of his brother, Allah is concerned with his needs”, may God bless our youth who represent Egypt’s future.

Mrs. Suhair Abdel Kader, founder and head of “Awladna” association: in our association we are concerned for all of Egypt’s sons. With the efforts you exert for our children in 57357, you are offering a valuable gift to Egypt

The actor Mahmoud Kabil: my congratulations for the volunteer day, I am delighted to share and volunteer to support 57357. Egyptians feel proud for the efforts and dedication you provide, and each of them would like to volunteer and to share in this charitable work. I am asking you to pursue volunteering and providing support for noble projects such as 57357.

Father George Gamil, Virgin Mary church for Catholic Copts: humans need to share with others, hence I advise you to love the others before loving and accepting yourself.

Father Mousa Haroun, Virgin Mary church for Orthodox Copts: in volunteering here I sense unconditional love, joy and blessings. I wish  the principles of volunteering would be taught to children through the first years of schooling, since it is the most noble action by man in favor of his brother.

At the end of the celebration distinctive volunteers in each of the volunteering activities were honored by handing them certificates of appreciation. Supporting partner banks, hotels, and associations were also honored.