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Posted On: 14 October 2016 10:26 am
Updated On: 12 November 2020 01:57 pm

World Smile Day 2016 brought a lot of smiles to Children with Special Needs

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Now in its second year, World Smile Day in Qatar had brought smiles once again to the children from the Step by Step Center and Doha International Center for Special Needs. Initiated by Future 318 Creative Solutions Team (Faisal Al Suwaidi for Events), this year's event was filled with even more exciting activities as children enjoyed the rides and games at Fun Ville located in Ezdan Mall.

The children, accompanied by teacher assistants as well as staff from Future 318 and Ambassadors of Change volunteers, headed by Mega Cervantes and Gelai Avanzado, then proceeded to SFQ Sports Academy to enjoy a delicious meal from McDonald's.


Conchita Ponce, Project Chairman for World Smile Day in Qatar 2016 said, "This is our second year of celebrating the World Smile Day with the children with special needs. We celebrate World Smile Day annually to mark the significance and importance of making the children feel loved and cared for. These children need our help, they need love and understanding from the people around them. A simple activity such as this could spark a difference in their lives."

She added, "This event would not have been made possible without the continuous support of our partners for two years in a row. SFQ Sports Academy has been our home for such event while Kiddy Zone has always been generous to give away toys to all the kids and McDonald's for always giving us the fun games and food to all of the attendees."


Catherine Ayson, one of the volunteer photographers said, "I really love to be part of this event because this is one avenue where I can spread my love and happiness for these children."

In 1999, the late Harvey Ball, a truly humble man, had a modest idea that we should set aside just one day each year and devote it to smiles and kind acts. He called it World Smile Day, which is now celebrated around the world every first Friday of October.