IEEE members in University of Sharjah participating in Blog Action Day Poverty 08

[singlepic id=1277 float=left] IEEE members in University of Sharjah, Ghassan Dabbour, Ahmed Nahidh Alghefari, and Mohamed EL-Khatib have been participating in organizing a conference hosted by Vision Club ( in the University to combat poverty as what’s known by “Blog Action Day Poverty 08”.

Thousands of bloggers worldwide were addressed the tough subject of poverty. Dozens of poverty relief organizations, companies and popular blogs are participating.

United Nations Development Programme represented by Mrs. Naoual Driouich – The Deputy Resident Representative of UNDP in the UAE was participating in this day to show statistics from the United Nations established figures and discussed what the United Nations is doing in the fight against poverty. She went to explain that poverty is a violation of human rights. There are 1.4 million people who die of hunger and thirst in the world, we must feel for them and feel their suffering.

Direct Aid Foundation from Kuwait represented by Dr. Nabil Trekiet Deputy Director-General of the Assembly and the two Volunteers ladies Shaymaa and Fatima participated in this conference as well to show the Foundation role in Africa and how they helped hundreds of people there.

Then, a 15 minutes countdown was introduced, declaring the start of Direct Aid’s campaign to educate 171,600 children, teenagers, women and men in Africa.

At the end of the ceremony, Majd Elmashharawi – Vision Club President – thanked the audience for their attendance and their noble humanitarian work, showing a very impressive short documentary movie on the poor and their experience in this world.

To watch the video, photos and summary of the conference, please visit the Web site:

Written by Eng. Soha Jawabreh
WIE reporter in Sharjah
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