UAE Scholarship Students Visit with Patients
Abu Dhabi Investment Authority Scholarship students visited Children’s National on 24 May 2016. The students demonstrated a traditional UAE dance and taught the patients how to write their names in Arabic, among other fun activities. Part of the visit was covered live on WPAW, Children’s National and Seacrest Studios’ closed-circuit television and radio station, so all of the patients who were not able to make it to the event could also be involved. The students also toured the Sheikh Zayed Institute and made a generous toy donation for the kids at the hospital.
As part of their program, ADIA scholarship students at universities across the US make an annual visit to the UAE Embassy in Washington D.C., and participate in a community service project while in the nation’s capital. Coming to see patients at Children’s National during their visit has become a popular trend. An important part of the partnership between the UAE and Children’s National is rooted in a shared compassion for children worldwide and for giving back to those in your community.