Alumni Volunteer at Orphanage and Elderly Home
YES alumni Roua Seghaier ‘10 and Waad Kahouli ‘10 continue to give back to their community through volunteerism. On September 5th, the alumni volunteered at the SOS Akouda Orphanage, where they engaged the children in several games and activities, and organized a three- day celebration of Eid to mark the end of Ramadan. The children were very excited about the entertainment and fun planned during their visit.
For the first day of Eid, the alumni took 50 of the young orphans to an attraction theme park called Hannibal in Sousse. There, they walked along Kantaoui port where the kids had chocolate crepes for free, thanks to the cafe owner. On the second day of the Eid celebration, alumni organized an animation party with dancing and presents for the kids at the orphanage. On the third and final day of Eid, a free trip to Friguia Animal Park in Hammamet was planned for the children, and the alumni served as chaperones.
In other news, alumna Waad Kahouli ‘10 continues to visit a local elderly home in the town of Gafsa on a regular basis. She has made many friends amongst the residents. During her most recent visit, the nursing staff arranged a private room where several of the elderly women could meet together with Waad to spend quality time all at once. The room was full of laughter joy, tears, and stories, and the women were very grateful for the time spent. “It has always been a very rewarding experience for me,” said Waad. She hopes to bring other alumni and friends along for future visits.