As part of Breast Cancer Awareness Month, otherwise known as Pinktober, Dubai Gem showed its support by holding the annual Pink Week. Not only did the wide array of activities engage the students, but also helped them realize the importance of raising awareness for a cause.
Prior to the Pink Week, students from Years 7 to 11 put their creative skills to the test by making posters with inspirational quotes which they put up around the school. This was followed by the sale of pink ribbons to raise money for the Al Jalila Foundation, which aims to set up and fund locally-based research into the epidemiology of breast cancer in the UAE.
Following this was a fun-filled yoga session, appropriately named Pink Yoga, which encouraged the active involvement of parents and teachers. Held on the 24th and 25th of October, was the much-loved Pink Zone; which included activities that got students engaged outside the classroom in order to raise funds. Among the favourite attractions were ‘Identify the Song’, ‘Hoops’ and a Photo Booth.
Years 9-13 were given the chance to attend a stand-up comedy show on October 25, 2017, hosted by Dubomedy as part of their “Clowns Who Care” initiative. With the sole purpose of bringing joy, love and light for people with breast cancer, Mrs. Mina Licionne and her team lit up the hall with their stream of jokes while, at the same time, reminding students of the importance of breast cancer awareness.
Wrapping up the memorable comedy show with a few songs, was the self-made singer/songwriter, Ibby VK.
The Pink Week drew to a close with ‘Pink Accessories Day’ on October 26, which saw the students sporting pink ties, socks, bracelets, etc. to express their support for this cause. Parents were also encouraged to wear pink during the Open Day.
The week saw Dubai Gem students became part of the larger community, as they undertook voluntary initiatives with great enthusiasm, to show their support for breast cancer awareness.
Ami Mehta-Year 9 and Rameen Aslam-Year 11