Every single day thousands of manual workers across this city work tirelessly in the blazing sun without adequate hydration. Sadly for them, this is a very harsh reality.
In stark contrast, most of us in a more privileged life wouldn't even think twice about reaching into the fridge for a cool, refreshing bottle of water. I cannot imagine a life where water is not easily accessible and not to mention working in the intense heat.
Last week I took part in iCare's 14th water distribution in Muscat. The aim was simple - to distribute 10,000 bottles of cool water to manual laborers before lunch time.
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The wonderful Shorooq, founder of iCare
It is amazing how something so simple as a bottle of water can bring such happiness to others.
During the event I met three amazing young women who were also volunteering their time. They are in the middle of important exams and should probably have been at home studying but chose to head out and do a good deed instead.
Big shout to Natasha, Alina and Dale - great work girls!
This young guy was so happy that he was beaming from ear to ear, in the picture he is trying so hard not to crack a smile. It really was a pleasure to meet him and his infectious smile!
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What a great idea!
Being a part of this event was a very humbling experience to see people with so little be thankful for something that I take for granted.
If only we were all just a small bit more thoughtful in life think of what we could accomplish together.