July 2 2019

SOS celebrates the spirit of Ramadan with the “Circle of Giving” Gala Suhoor

In celebration of the Holy Month of Ramadan, SOS Children’s Villages International Gulf Area Office hosted the “Circle of Giving” suhoor event in partnership with SOS Ambassador for the region Katia Jundi and community influencers Miriam Abbadi and Zina Khair. The event was held at the Grand Millennium Hotel, Business Bay and gathered 200 guests and supporters of SOS Children’s Villages and its work in the MENA region.

As May 15th marks the International Day of Family, the “Circle of Giving” guests, friends and long-term supporters gathered on this occasion to help raise both awareness and funds for SOS programs. These contributions will go to support the daily running costs for an SOS child, family or a village in a neighbouring country in the MENA region. The young winner of the 2017 Arabs Got Talent, Emanne Beasha dedicated her voice on the night in a symbolic gesture of support for the children of SOS.


“Every child has the right to a family that cares for them. Investing in these children, that will later develop into strong adults who contribute our society, is important for a sustainable future. Therefore, we gather here today to help those children have a better chance.’’ says Jumana Abu Hannoud, Managing Director, SOS Children’s Villages Gulf Area Office.

The event was a success with 74,000 USD collected.All the donations raised in the gala suhoor will go to support the holistic education, health and development needed by Arab children who have lost parental care and have been given a new home and opportunities for their future through SOS Children’s Villages.
The event was approved by Islamic and Charitable Affairs, IACAD, Permit No. 1983