9-year-old Saudi girl starts Twitter campaign to help orphans

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A nine-year-old Saudi girl, Lamia al-Kulaibi, initiated a Twitter campaign in Khobar, a city located in the kingdom’s Eastern Province, with the use of the hashtag “Lamia’s box of gifts for orphanages”.

According to her mother, al-Kulaibi donated a total of 200 gifts to the Charity Association for Orphans Care in the kingdom where the gifts are distributed in accordance with the children’s ages.

Saudi orphanage. (Supplied)
Saudi orphanage. (Supplied)

“We receive the gifts that are suitable for orphan children, and in accordance with their needs and age groups, in order to make full use of the gift to develop their skills. The initiative took a kind of enthusiasm and competitiveness to do good, creating innovative ideas that contribute to spreading a culture of cooperation,” al-Kulaibi mother said.

The campaign emphasizes the feeling of responsibility in the children, embodies generosity and honesty, as well as spreads hope and happiness between them, she added.

Saudi orphanage. (Supplied)
Saudi orphanage. (Supplied)

Her daughter developed an interest in charity two years ago at a party, where she suggested donating gifts she received to charity and expressed her desire to help orphans.

Al-Kulaibi told Al Arabiya that she wants to help orphans in order to keep them happy and she welcomes children who want to help organize and wrap the gifts with her at her house.

The pair expressed their willingness to re-launch the campaign on a wider scope in the future.

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