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Volunteering essential in civil society: UAE experts 
The first international symposium on developing a 'culture of volunteering' in universities and schools across the country was held in the capital on 29 April. Organized by the Emirates Foundation's volunteer programme Takatof, the symposium, titled 'Learning from the International Volunteer Experience', featured international delegates who stressed that volunteering is a critical aspect of an active civil society.  Visit site
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It’s time to start volunteering 
Not too long ago, most people lived in large combined families or tribes, and members of the family or clan helped each other in every possible way. Now, as we move towards the nuclear family model, which consists only of parents and their children, and have become more individualistic, have we lost the habit of giving?  Visit site
More about: Civil society