Care and compassion personified, Dr Zulekha is known for her consistent commitment to bring the best for society through quality healthcare.
Bubbles Kandhari wanted to build a centre in Dubai where individuals of varied nationalities, communities, faith, religion and class, could come together to experience what community living is all about, and she made it happen.
Meet Nisha Purushothaman, four times finalist in Natural History Museum – London’s Wildlife Photographer of the Year competition.
The expatriate women in Dubai joined hands to work at The Knit-a-thon project initiated last April aimed at making huge blankets that could be used by kids across the world.
Ferzin Irani’s endeavor is based on community outreach and to engage with women artisans by empowering them to be financially independent while instilling them with enhanced crafts skills.
From a carefree eighth grader to the Captain of Social Service in Grade 12, Saima continued to build her portfolio with the sole intention of being there for others to make the community better.
Ketaki has over the years taught several hundred students but she hasn’t kept a count. The dance form has sparked a lot of interest amongst the expatriates here and she has taught dance enthusiasts from several communities, including Indians, Iranians, Pakistanis and Bangladeshis.
Some thirty years ago Dr. Ayesha Saeed Husaini’s rendezvous with the ‘specially-abled’, compelled her to take a U-turn. Since then, she has been relentlessly working as an educational psychologist, counselor and lecturer, and also founded Dubai’s first support group for families having persons with disability, the Special Families Support Group (SFS).
Umarani Padmanabhan has not kept a list of the number of people she has helped over the years, but she remembers that she started volunteering some thirty years ago. “I do not keep a count of the people I help. That’s not the focus anyways.”
In our WoMENA series, meet Dubai-based sexagenarian NRI Vasundhara Raghavan, who has to a make a difference in the lives of those suffering from Chronic Kidney Disease.