تهدف هذه الحملة بجمع التبرعات لتزويد أطفال مرض السكر بمضخات الأنسولين التى تقوم بدورها على قياس نسبة احتياج الجسم للأنسولين وتضخ الأنسولين من تلقاء نفسها .
The Pumps 4 Kids campaign is to raise funds to provide insulin pumps for children with type 1 diabetes in Kuwait. Insulin Pumps can go a long way towards protecting Diabetic children from the physical and emotional suffering caused by 1,460 insulin injections every year.
You can donate through the following:
Bank Account Donations:
Bank Name: National Bank of Kuwait / Kuwait
Beneficiary Name: Kuwait Red Crescent Society
Account no: 1000314313
IBAN: KW97 NBOK 0000 0000 0000 1000314313
Bank Name: Kuwait Finance House / Kuwait
Beneficiary Name: Kuwait Red Crescent Society
Account no: 011010563920
IBAN: KW40 KFHO 0000 0000 00011010563920
Zain Telecom SMS Donations:
Send D to 99935 from any Zain Mobile phone. Each message will be a 1KD donation to the Pumps 4 Kids campaign.
The National Society for Protection of Children (NSPC) will be holding its annual charity exhibition at AlRaya Complex from the 25th to the 27th of April 2012 from 10am to 10pm.
Painting Smiles exhibition will be held at 360 Mall from 14 – 17 March 2012
Legendary Music Producer, Quincy Jones has collaborated with Emirati social entrepreneur Badr Jafar, to jointly produce the Arabic charity single entitled ‘TOMORROW / BOKRA’. The song involves 24 leading Arab Artists from 16 nations across the Middle East and North Africa singing with one voice for a better tomorrow. Grammy-nominated international superstar Akon has also lent his vocals to the track, and Shakira, who is of Lebanese descent, has recorded a special introduction to the music video.
All funds raised as part of the single’s global distribution will be collected by the Arab Fund for Arts and Culture in support of the United Nations World Food Program, Dubai Culture & Arts Authority and the Abu Dhabi Music & Arts Foundation among others, to finance educational programs in music, arts and culture for children from across the Arab world.
You can book online here
Become a fan here
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I was just checking Danderma’s Blog and came a cross this post. It brought me to tears. Please read the below post and spread it around. We have so many generous people in Kuwait and I hope that someone can help save Abdul Kareem’s leg. Alah yshafeh ya rab
When the bloggers went last Monday to the Kids Cancer Party at the NBK hospital (post) and (post) each had a different view on their experience to share. All of them however agreed that the most touching story was the story of the young Abdul Kareem. This brave smiling boy has cancer in his leg that is spreading around. In order to save his life he is faced with two options: Get a knee replacement surgery or have his leg cut off.
So why can’t he get a knee replacement? Because they say its not available in Kuwait. However, he can have it replaced in Jordan where the operation is available there. What is the problem then? Well Abdul Kareem is not Kuwaiti and the operation will cost him 30,000 KD which his family doesn’t have.
How is this possible? The medical services in Kuwait doesn’t include a knee replacement operation! Why is it available in Jordan and not in Kuwait?
We thought about having a charity run for Abdul Kareem to help gather the 30,000 KD for him. There are two problems though: 1- The money has to come from one place and not from multiple people, god knows why! I think maybe money laundering rules apply here? and 2- Abdul Kareem has no time. His leg amputation operation is scheduled for next week
By next week, Abdul Kareem will lose his leg because a knee replacement surgery cannot be performed in Kuwait. By next week, Abdul Kareem whose family doesn’t have 30,000 KD will be able to live but with one leg only. He is just a little boy with a big smile whose already endured chemo until he is stick thin. But he will have to suffer for the rest of his life because an artificial knee cannot be spared to save his leg.
We can’t gather up donations for him, we would have tried. But we can do is spread the word. Maybe there is someone out there who is willing to help out. Companies maybe? Rich people with big hearts and 30,000 KD to spare? You can help Abdul Kareem by spreading his story, tweeting or posting about it until it reaches someone who can help before its too late. Its the least we can do for this brave little boy with a big smile despite his pain and misery.
UPDATE: Just received some amazing news!! Someone has offered to sponsor Abdul Kareem’s operation! Alah yshafeeh inshala.
Last summer a very close friend of mine volunteered to teach at a school in Tanzania, a life changing experience that lasted for 3 weeks. I’m so proud of her! I’m sure she has made a difference in so many lives.
The other day she posted some pictures of her trip, they are breathtaking. The children, the view and the whole vibe of the pictures are so touching.
She promised to tell me all about it in detail very soon, I will definitely keep you updated on all her adventures and stories. Volunteering is something I would love to do in the future. Inshala when my babies are a little bit older.
If you are interested in volunteering abroad please check out Cross Cultural Solutions for more information.
Fellow blogger Q8 Rain is organizing a party for the kids at the NBK Hospital and she needs your help. She is trying to collect 70 gifts to hand out to the children during the party. There is no better gift than a smiling child so donate what you can to bring that smile back. To learn more about the event click here.
If you would like to participate contact Q8 Rain on her blog, or email her at Q8Rain@gmail.com. You can also follow her on twitter @Q8Rain.