Aggie engineers volunteer at refugee school on service and learning tripPublished Jun 29, 2016
Sixteen Texas A&M at Qatar students volunteered as part of the Aggie Service-Learning Program at a United Nations Relief and Works Agency (UNRWA) Palestinian refugee school in Amman, Jordan in May. The students repainted the outside wall of the school and fundraised money to purchase air conditioners, color printers, portable speakers, wooden tables, cabinets, chairs, school supplies and various sports equipment. One of the students, Mowad Alaradi, documented the trip in a video, which can be viewed here.
The Aggie Service-Learning Program promotes the Aggie core values, especially selfless service, through volunteerism. Additionally, the students met and connected with one of the students named Shaker who has a walking disability. Learn more about Shaker's story (https://www.generosity.com/medical-fundraising/shaker-s-medical-fund) and the campaign taken by Aggie volunteers to raise funds for his surgeries.