15 Ways you can Spread Compassion in the UAE

Join the Global Unity Games and Spread Compassion!

‘The Global Unity Games: Tomorrow Together – Survival of the Kindest’ was launched by Seattle-based Compassion Games, and will be held for 10 days from 9/11 to promote peace, harmony and compassion. The Compassion Games is partnering with 9/11 Day, The International Day of Peace, and a prominent coalition of more than 25 nonprofits, including the Sheikh Mohammed Centre for Cultural Understanding. The games are also supported by Google and Facebook. Launched as part of a 5-year campaign, the aim to bring young people together from around the world to learn about and know each other, committing compassionate acts in a global expression of hope for a better tomorrow together.


Tempo is proud to support the UAE’s Global Unity Games 2016! We present to you here CompassionUAE’s list of ways you can participate.


  1. Sign up as a Global Unity Games Ambassador

You can play as an individual or as a team for your favorite organization. We are officially challenging you to play with us in the Global Unity Games: Survival of the Kindest! We believe that the UAE is the most compassionate community on the planet. Help us prove it on the world stage. Sign up today at https://www.facebook.com/CompassionateUAE/ and share the kindness of the Emirates on a global map for all to see.

 Global Unity Games - Box Appeal

  1. Box Appeal

Small Box. Big Difference. A charity appeal to provide essential toiletries to workers living in camps throughout the country. Brought to you by Radisson and Park Inn hotels in the UAE. Learn more about the “Box Appeal” in this video.

  1. Blood Drive

There’s a constant need for blood to help the likes of Thalassemia patients, road accident victims, and people undergoing operations. The need for blood far outweighs the speed that the Blood Donation Centre can collect it, so if you’re brave enough to donate, you can be safe in the knowledge that you’re making a big difference. Each unit of blood can be separated into several components (such as red blood cells, plasma and platelets), which means that your single donation could save the lives of several people.

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  1. Compassion Torch

Our students can pass a soft copy of the Compassion Torch to challenge others to acts of kindness throughout the UAE and the globe.

Global Unity Games - Smiling

  1. Donate through the Simple Act of Smiling

Yas Island will contribute one brick towards building schools every time you donate your smile and use the hashtag ‪#‎YasJoyofEid. All funds will go towards building a brighter future for children in Pakistan and Mauritania. Spread the spirit of joy further through education! www.yasjoyofeid.ae

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  1. Freerice.com

Our students get the chance to practice and improve their vocabulary and feed the hungry as they correctly match definitions with vocabulary words. Freerice is a non-profit website that supports the United Nations World Food Programme (the largest humanitarian agency fighting global hunger). Freerice has two goals: Provide education to everyone for free and help end world hunger by providing rice to hungry people for free.


Global Unity Games - Gratitude Gram

  1. Gratitude Gram

What‘s a gratitude gram? A shareable custom message of thanks that you create and post to Facebook, Twitter, Snapchat and Pinterest or send via email. (You can save to Instagram too!)

Creating a gratitude gram is easy: upload a photo or video, add a gratitude filter to your photo, write your message, then share it!

Global Unity Games - Gratitude Wall

  1. Gratitude Wall

Create a gratitude wall at home/school/work then tell us about it.

Global Unity Games - Thank You Wave

  1. Let someone go in front of You

Thank You Wave when you let someone merge in front of you is a great move. It’s highway payment for arriving to your destination one car length later anytime you let someone in.

Global Unity Games - Pay it Forward

  1. Pay it Forward

Many teachers are inundated with requests. For teachers who are time poor, but would to instill kindness values into students there is a simple way to run ‘Pay it Forward Day’ that takes up ‘no time’ at all for busy teachers. Teachers can give students the task of coming up with their own Pay It Forward Day initiatives and then carrying them out. If you have an equivalent to a student representative council, then this might provide the proper framework for this to happen. Check out our FB page for ideas on how to get involved. By paying a good deed forward children learn that they can make a positive difference in other people’s lives. The ripple effect is visible, motivating and energising. Everyone can make a difference!

Global Unity Games - Super Better

  1. Super Better App for Good!

Our students can play SuperBetter to increase their kindness muscles and ability to accomplish goals. SuperBetter.com has helped nearly half a million people achieve personal growth and tackle real-life challenges. SuperBetter can help to adopt a new habit, develop a talent, learn or improve a skill, strengthen a relationship, make a physical or athletic breakthrough, complete a meaningful project, or pursue a lifelong dream. It’s also great from beating depression or an illness, or for overcoming a personal challenge.

Global Unity Games - Pledge Good Deeds

  1. Pledge to Do a Good Deed

Pledge a Good Deed! Describe your good deed. What do you want to do? Commit to doing your good deed during the Global Unity Games 9/11-9/21.

Then Dedicate Your Deed to someone you care about. Then Invite 3 Friends to pass on the light of compassion by making their own this pledges for their own good deeds! Then Share Your Pledge on the Compassion Report Map to inspire others!

Global Unity Games - Reading Nation

  1. Reading Nation Book Drive

This is an educational campaign, part of Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, that was launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, in Ramadan 2016 to distribute five million books to children in refugee camps and schools in need around the world. This campaign is yet another initiative through which the UAE expresses its passion for serving humanity. Support by becoming a volunteer!

Arwa Damon and INARA
Arwa with Sara, who fell into a pot of scalding water which almost caused permanent joint damage
  1. INARA

Set up by CNN Reporter Arwa Damon who Tempo interviewed a few months ago, INARA is the International Network for Aid, Relief, and Assistance. We work with children from conflict areas who have catastrophic injuries or illnesses that have been aggravated by war or circumstances caused by war, and need lifesaving or life altering medical treatment.

Global Unity Games - Charter for Compassion

  1. Sign the Charter for Compassion

Join a global movement to bring compassion to our communities!

The Charter for Compassion:

The principle of compassion lies at the heart of all religious, ethical and spiritual traditions, calling us always to treat all others as we wish to be treated ourselves. Compassion impels us to work tirelessly to alleviate the suffering of our fellow creatures, to dethrone ourselves from the centre of our world and put another there, and to honour the inviolable sanctity of every single human being, treating everybody, without exception, with absolute justice, equity and respect.

It is also necessary in both public and private life to refrain consistently and empathically from inflicting pain. To act or speak violently out of spite, chauvinism, or self-interest, to impoverish, exploit or deny basic rights to anybody, and to incite hatred by denigrating others—even our enemies—is a denial of our common humanity. We acknowledge that we have failed to live compassionately and that some have even increased the sum of human misery in the name of religion.

We therefore call upon all men and women to restore compassion to the centre of morality and religion ~ to return to the ancient principle that any interpretation of scripture that breeds violence, hatred or disdain is illegitimate ~ to ensure that youth are given accurate and respectful information about other traditions, religions and cultures ~ to encourage a positive appreciation of cultural and religious diversity ~ to cultivate an informed empathy with the suffering of all human beings—even those regarded as enemies.

We urgently need to make compassion a clear, luminous and dynamic force in our polarized world. Rooted in a principled determination to transcend selfishness, compassion can break down political, dogmatic, ideological and religious boundaries. Born of our deep interdependence, compassion is essential to human relationships and to a fulfilled humanity. It is the path to enlightenment, and indispensable to the creation of a just economy and a peaceful global community.

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