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Noufels Story

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Noufel's dreams about the life he'd build came to a crashing halt when what seemed to be a minute body pain became much worse. At just 15 years of age, he was paralysed from the waist down. He took some time to deal with his cruel circumstances, he initially shut himself off from the world. But with time he decided to turn things around. And he did. In 2017 he joined Aster MIMS and with the help and support from his family and colleagues, he rose through the ranks pretty quickly. Today he enjoys a successful and happy life thanks to the love around him and the courage in him.

Aster volunteers mobile medical services

Kotakkal,Wayanad,Calicut
Event Date : 01 December, 2020

Many communities around the world do not have access to healthcare. This has become especially difficult during the Covid-19 situation. Aster Volunteers Mobile Medical Services strives to bring medical services like temperature screening, medicines, and check-ups to these communities. 16,184 people were positively impacted by this initiative across 5 countries.

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Aster volunteers webinar series

Dubai,Hyderabad,Bangalore,Vijayawada,Calicut,Kochi,Azraq,Delhi,Jamshedpur,Ras,umm,Kannur
Event Date : 31 December, 2020

We're conducting a series of Facebook live sessions to help people cope with the current COVID 19 pandemic. These sessions are hosted by expert doctors from Aster hospitals.  Log on to facebook.com/AsterVolunteers to know more. 

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Green Choices Program

Hyderabad,Calicut,Kochi
Event Date : 31 December, 2020

As part of the Green Choices Initiative, Aster Volunteers has organised a campaign for safe disposal of e-waste. As the global volume of e-waste increases, it is our responsibility to safely discard and/or recycle it. People can drop off their e-waste in collection boxes present at various Aster Units. This is one step towards ensuring a cleaner environment. 

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Aster Homes Rebuild Flood Relief

Kotakkal,Wayanad,Calicut,Kochi
Event Date : 31 December, 2020

Aster Homes will help rehabilitate or rebuild homes that were wholly or partially affected by the Kerala floods. We need volunteers to help execute this project. Join Aster Volunteers.

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Stand with Lebanon

Dubai
Event Date : 05 August, 2021

Beirut, Lebanon is currently suffering the aftermath of two explosions that took place in August 2020. Our volunteers came together to Stand with Lebanon and pack medical relief kits. Kits worth over 2 million with medicines and consumables were prepared and sent to Lebanon via IHC Dubai and the Ministry of Health UAE. We are grateful to the volunteers and the contributors who made this possible.

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Meet Aishwarya Krishna, a student of psychology from Deakins University, Australia. She has volunteered for one event with Aster Volunteers, but was so inspired that she has resolved to keep giving back to the community whenever she can.

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Aishwarya Krishna

Manoj is a Learning & Development executive, who was inspired to take up volunteering by the promise of helping someone out selflessly and because he was curious about seeing life from the perspective of those who need help the most.

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Manoj Kumar Sundaram

Passion is at the heart of volunteering says student volunteer Darshan. It’s not about how you feel, rather about how you make others feel. He is one of our oldest members, offering his time right from when Aster Volunteers was established.

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Darshan Murali

Poornima is a senior executive who has been following the various events conducted by Aster Volunteers closely and hoping that the platform would open up to external volunteers from outside of the Aster organisation.

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Poornima Seetharaman

A fourth year student at Gulf Medical University, Nitha has always wanted to participate in volunteering events to serve the community. The opportunity to help those less fortunate than her has made her less self-centred and more aware of the blessings in her own life.

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Nitha Zulfiquar

Taking inspiration from the courage and dedication of Aster Volunteers, Rana decided to become one herself. She feels blessed for the privilege to help people around her who may be struggling.

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Rana Fanek

A senior software developer working for Nokia Networks in Bangalore, Sagar has wholeheartedly participated in various initiatives with Aster Volunteers. From providing computer and English coaching lessons to underprivileged children to actively volunteering in the Aid Kerala mission, there's no stopping Sagar.

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Sagar

A senior marketing and business development executive by profession, Azza believes in the ancient wisdom of the proverb “A selfless act is an eternal act”. She has been an Aster Volunteer for 1.5 years and is grateful for the opportunity to help many through the platform.

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Azza Al Rubeiay

Azif Abdul Rahman has been volunteering with Aster for over 3 years. An internal audit professional, he made a conscious decision to spend less time on Facebook and YouTube and instead dedicate his free time towards doing good.

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Azif Abdul Rahman

Ebtsam is an insurance clerk who has been volunteering for 1 year with Aster. It has helped her discover the unconditional joy a few small actions from her can bring out in the life of others. To her, this is a feeling beyond happiness

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Ebtsam Jouma Albuloshi

There is no greater privilege than being able to help someone in need, says Abhijit Gavali. A doctor by profession, he began working at an Aster Adhar Hospital in Kolhapur and has participated in various Aster Volunteers programmes.

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Abhijit Gavali

Manjushree is a clinical counsellor and academic coordinator. When she began getting actively involved with Aster Volunteers activities, she discovered the potential of contributing to her community.

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Manjushree Maheshkumar Pardeshi

Ayesha has been a part of Aster Volunteer initiatives since 2013. She works in an administerial position as a manager and her involvement with Aster Volunteers helps her deal with stress by giving her a sense of fulfilment.

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Ayesha Samir Raut

Padmakumar Smaraharan has been actively involved in a wide number of initiatives started by Aster Volunteers during the Covid-19 crisis. He lent his efforts at the screening camp at Al Quose and has distributed food kits and gift boxes at various locations. He is eager to continue giving back to society.

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Padmakumar Smaraharan

From Al Karama, Dubai, Arifa Hassan was able to participate in a blood donation camp held by Aster Volunteers. During her time volunteering, she learned how better to coordinate with a team of people.

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Arifa Hassan

This coordinator from Sharjah volunteered for distributing food kits to people nearby. He enjoyed the experience of volunteering and the joy of helping others.
 

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Noble Thomas

Being present at the Covid-19 screening camps and distributing food kits as well, Sunanda Jayakumar is undoubtedly a brave volunteer. She was able to help several people in Burdubai and learned how selflessness can go a long way.

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Sunanda Jayakumar

Even though Rahees Adamkutty is new to volunteering, he was able to help in Aster Volunteers’ Covid-19 Ramadan relief initiatives and provide tele counselling services as well. He helped many who are suffering during this pandemic.

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Rahees Adamkutty

From collecting blood samples to distributing food, Abdul Muthalib Arayalan has been an indispensable member of the community during the pandemic. He has been able to change many lives with his tireless efforts.

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Abdul Muthalib Arayalan

Abdul Shabad Hakeem volunteered for the medical camp and food distribution initiatives in Mankhool. Volunteering has been an interesting experience for him since he not only learned something new every day but also made friends.

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Abdul Shabad Hakeem-Phlebotomist

Having participated in various Covid-19 relief activities like food and gift distribution and responding to distress calls, Kishore Sudhakaran learned a lot about responsibility. It also gave him immense joy to be able to give back to his community in Sharjah during the pandemic.

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Kishore Sudhakaran-Mechanical Engineer

Sarfras Navas was involved with distributing of food kits and a blood donation camp in Rashidiya. He expressed satisfaction in lending helping hand and in turn, being a hero to someone in times of need. He is also grateful for meeting people he would not have gotten the chance to interact with, if not for the volunteering experience.

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Sarfras Navas - Engineer

The Covid-19 Ramadan initiatives were the focus of Sreehari Vidhyal’s volunteering endeavours. He expressed how working with Aster Volunteers was a satisfying and special experience.

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Sreehari Vidhyal-Sales Executive

By delivering food kits and verifying people at screening camps, Muhammed Rifas was able to build a sense of commitment and responsibility to society. This also makes him feel self-satisfied and hopeful.

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Muhammed Rifas - Draughtsman

Shareef Kabeer had a great experience distributing food kits and volunteering during the Covid-19 crisis. He also felt the joy in giving and helping people around him.
 

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Shareef Kabeer-Salesman