"Going to Al Noor has become something I like to do when I have free days from school. Now we have implemented a volunteer program in Club SHINE at ASD to allow students to volunteer at Al Noor during school days! Help is always appreciated at the school and I really enjoy spending time with the students. Sometimes during lunch, we’ll play the students’ favorite songs and enjoy the music while they eat. In PE and Music classes the volunteers get to play along, acting as an example for the students to follow. Ever since I was in tenth grade, Al Noor has been open to my volunteer service. The school is an amazing place to collaborate with kids and offer service to teachers. There are no restrictions to your service during the day which is why going during the school day is so manageable. I’m grateful to ASD for creating the opportunity to connect with Al Noor in a way we have never done in the past. It’s an incredible experience and I recommend it to all students who love giving their time to those in need."
Written by Sahana Paravantavida
Grade 12 Student
SHINE Student Leader