The Gift Of A Smile

Jun 01, 2018
Storytelling initiative launched for the month of Ramadan

The Holy Month has seen a number of community programmes pop-up - from charitable to awareness - and recently joining the line-up is Gift a Smile by Meraas.

Consisting of pop-up libraries at City Walk, Boxpark and Al Seef, the initiative features special Hakawati - stems from the Arabic verb “haka,” meaning “to tell” or “to speak” - storytelling sessions.

Endorsed by the National Programme for Happiness and Positivity, the campaign invites communities to help spread happiness and hope by donating books, toys and clothes in support of the work of humanitarian charity, Beit Al Khair Society.

Contributions can be dropped off at City Walk, The Beach, Boxpark, The Outlet Village, Al Seef, La Mer, Last Exit Al Khawaneej and The Yard. Beit Al Khair Society is also collecting monetary donations, with proceeds being used to provide Iftar packages to those in need.

‘Smile’ photo booths at The Beach, The Outlet Village, La Mer, Last Exit Al Khawaneej and The Yard, are also present to help capture heartfelt and happy messages from those who wish to inspire and motivate others during Ramadan.

The event is held every Ramadan weekend from 9 to 10pm with the pop-up library opening at City Walk on Thursdays, Al Seef on Fridays, and Boxpark on Saturdays.
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