Amaan Iqbal Ibrahim: Reaching Out to Lessen the Feeling of Loneliness among Migrant Workers
Amaan: Thank you Spiffy! In the United Arab Emirates (UAE), there are almost seven million migrant workers from places like India, Pakistan, Bangladesh, the Philippines and more. Most of these workers have to leave their families back home, and end up only meeting their families once every few years. It causes a whole lot of loneliness, depression, and unease. The first goal we had was to eradicate this sense of loneliness, and we began by going to the labor accommodations and distributing food during the month of Ramadan. But then we thought, why stop there? Why just focus on a Muslim Holiday? My group and I believed in the power of social harmony and the rising need for it in today's world, so we expanded the drives to include Christmas, Onam, New Years, and many more cultural events!