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"Make an impact initiative": Empowering Social Change through Student-Led Volunteering

Make an impact initiative: Empowering Social Change through Student-Led Volunteering


In a collaborative effort with the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, the Student Affairs Department at Sohar University initiated the "Make an Impact" initiative. This inspiring volunteer competition, conducted in partnership with the Dar Al Atta'a Association, strives to raise funds for the less fortunate through creative projects at higher education institutions across the Sultanate. One remarkable project led by students at Sohar University focuses on collecting and recycling electrical items to support those in need.

Driving social change through "Make an Impact":

The "Make an Impact" initiative is the result of joint endeavours between the Ministry of Higher Education, Scientific Research and Innovation, and Sohar University's Student Affairs Department. Its primary objective is to empower students to create tangible and meaningful changes in the lives of underprivileged individuals. By engaging various higher education institutions, this initiative fosters a spirit of volunteerism and cultivates social responsibility among students.

Empowering Students with Creative Volunteering Projects:

At the heart of the "Make an Impact" initiative are student-led projects aimed at generating funds for charitable causes. These projects serve as a platform for students to showcase their ingenuity and creativity, as they devise innovative ways to raise financial support. Through their collective efforts, they strive to alleviate the hardships faced by marginalised communities and individuals.

Sohar University's Electrical Recycling Initiative:

The collection and recycling of electrical items is a standout project that Sohar University students started. Recognising the importance of addressing environmental sustainability while aiding the less fortunate, the students conceptualised a unique initiative. They encouraged community members to donate unwanted electrical items such as appliances and electronics, which are then recycled. The funds generated through this recycling process are utilised to support various charitable endeavours, bringing assistance to those in need.

Collaboration with Dar Al Atta'a Association:

The "Make an Impact" initiative collaborates closely with the esteemed Dar Al Atta'a Association, a well-known charitable organisation in Oman. This collaboration provides students with a reliable and established platform through which their efforts can make a significant impact. With the guidance and expertise of the Dar Al Atta'a Association, the funds raised can effectively reach the intended beneficiaries, making a genuine difference in their lives.

Inspiring Social Responsibility and Environmental Consciousness:

The "Make an Impact" initiative not only aims to support the less fortunate but also nurtures a sense of social responsibility and environmental consciousness among students. By promoting the recycling of electrical items, the project seeks to reduce electronic waste and foster sustainability. This holistic approach to volunteering showcases the students' commitment to creating positive societal change while promoting environmental stewardship.

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