Jumeirah College student donates AED10,000 prize money to charityJune 12, 2017, 6:15 am GMT
Saarah Munshi, a grade nine student at Jumeirah College, and winner of the GEMS Rewards programme logo design competition, donated her prize money of AED10,000 to Dar Al Ber Society.
Dar Al Ber Society is a philanthropic and charitable organisation based in Dubai with a mission to provide the needy with humanitarian assistance.
The donation will help support a dialysis patient in need of funds.
Munshi noted: "The plight of Mr Ahmed is something we as a family are very familiar with. My grandfather was a dialysis patient for the last six years of his life. I'm aware of the difficulties such patients face without access to the treatment which is exhausting and without having to worry about how to pay for it. I am hoping my donation will assist Mr Ahmed in his hour of need."
Jumeirah College tutor Mr O'Regan commented: "Saarah is a student that makes the most of every opportunity available to her. She is a true leader in the class and is always looking for ways to support and help others. She volunteers her time for school activities and can always be relied upon to follow through on her commitments."
GEMS Education senior vice president CRM and customer loyalty Manav Fernandez added: "We are proud of Saarah Munshi's incredible gesture to help someone in such dire need of funds. Her generosity is a reflection of the GEMS Rewards programme, JOOD, which was created to provide families within the GEMS network with several benefits through brand partnerships in order to alleviate the increasing financial burden on parents. Saarah also exemplifies creativity by providing the seeds for what the final JOOD logo evolved into."
The logo designed by Munsho conveys a futuristic and sophisticated look and feel. She used colours that were vibrant and fresh, using a style that was clear and easy to comprehend. She explained: "A logo needs to be vibrant and colourful so I picked different colors to enhance the logo. I put all of them in triangular shapes and different angles to catch everyone's attention."
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