Rewa'a celebrates first anniversary of community service


Saudi Gazette

JEDDAH — Rewa'a, a team of volunteers, celebrated its first anniversary at the Jeddah Chamber of Commerce and Industry (JCCI) last Sunday. With its sponsors, several founders, and managers of other volunteer teams, Rewa’a marked the ceremony.

The celebration started with the speech of Rewa’a team founder Moa’ayad Ghashgari.

He revealed the achievement of the team, and the number of sponsors and their respective contribution over the year. Then he revealed the plan for the new year.

A video explaining the story of Rewa’a was screened.

Finally he honored the sponsors, McDonald’s KSA, Sparky’s, (I’m hungry restaurant), and (Rayan burger). He also honored the best volunteers.

Rewa'a team is a non-profit team of volunteers who promotes community service throughout the Saudi community, using social media. Rewa'a aims at making all types of children happy. Rewa’a is based at Jeddah and Makkah.

The team was established with only 25 volunteers a year before on June 30, 2016, and now is functioning with 130 volunteers. There is a waiting list of 1,500 persons wanting to join this year.

During last year, Rewa’a team conducted many entertaining and educational activities for children. The team organized 37 visits for children to various events, benefiting 2,600 kids.

Rewa’a’s Ghashgari saw the importance of this celebration because of their success in achieving their aims by benefitting such a large number of disadvantaged children.

Ghashgari told Saudi Gazette: “We like to share the statistics of our success and achievements with our sponsors, who always support us in our humanitarian work, and with the volunteers.”

“The celebration was wonderful and I thank the sponsors and the visitors for their support and attendance,” he added.

One of the attending manager of the volunteer section at Al-Nabta group Hanen Hakami said: “Rewa’a team of volunteers is a unique team who has ethics, a goal, a clear massage to deliver, and a great achievement in giving children happiness.”

“We are honored of our past cooperation with Rewa’a in conducting more than one event and I thank them for the inviting us today,” she said.