Thursday, June 19, 2008

DHL ships copies of Omani book on cancer to Tanzania


18 May 2008MUSCAT -- As part of the company's corporate commitment to sustainable communities, DHL Express Oman recently supported the transport of 1,500 copies of Nasra al Adawi's book Brave Faces: The Daring Stand Against Cancer to Tanzania. The book will be used as a tool by organisations and volunteers to help create awareness about breast and cervical cancer in the country. "Nasra's entrepreneurial spirit and support of underprivileged individuals in their endeavours to access quality information about cancer, is inspirational. This is in line with DHL's strategy that is derived from three concepts, investing in people, the community, and environment," commented Geoff Walsh, DHL Express Country Manager, Oman."We are very proud to support Nasra's unique efforts to raise awareness about cancer in Tanzania. Her work is rooted in humanitarian and charitable issues, and she has dedicated her time to educating women about the illness, instilling hope, and contributing to a sustainable environment," Walsh added. The book consists of a collection of intense poetry and personal stories of women who have endured the struggles of cancer and have survived the battle. Born in Zanzibar and raised in the UAE, Nasra has balanced the content of the book to include poetry, professional medical advice, and first person accounts from women who have undergone the physical and emotional pain of cancer."In this book I have taken the opportunity to give tribute in prose and poetry to honour those African women whom I have met, who are coping with either breast or cervical cancer. The bravery of each of these individual women has been my inspiration and I am very thankful to DHL for delivering the books and helping spread my message to women in Africa who are still reluctant to talk about cancer. Breast and cervical cancer are among the most common cancer types in Tanzania," said Nasra. Nasra has a long history in writing poems, articles, and books about cancer and giving the proceeds from sales to children suffering from cancer in Oman. The Tanzanian Breast Cancer Foundation and the South African Health Foundation for Cancer will launch the book in Tanzania by the end of May. It has been written in Swahili and English.
By Staff Reporter
© Oman Daily Observer 2008

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17 Comments:

Blogger human being said...

the portrait of the poet as a healer...

9:09 AM  
Blogger Alok said...

human being said it all ... but sucj an imp gesture from DHL


Alok

9:25 AM  
Blogger gabriella said...

Hello there, I love your poems and intend to visit your site regularlt. i am trying to get together a site for people who cope with difficulty/disease creatively. I have a brain tumour and have started writing a poetry blog of my own: www.creativecoping.wordpress.com and was wondering if you'd consider being a contributer/commenter?
Looking forward to reading your future posts,
sincerely,
Gabriel

1:55 PM  
Blogger Bobbb - Citizen of Earth said...

Books
Bridging
Bringing
Becoming
Hope
Health
Healing
Happiness

4:03 PM  
Blogger jfmarcelo said...

Hola:
Acabo de ver tu blog.
Espero que visites mis blogs, son fotos de mi pueblo, de España y de Italia y Francia:

http://blog.iespana.es/jfmmzorita

http://blog.iespana.es/jfmm1

http://blog.iespana.es/jfmarcelo

donde encontrarás los enlaces de todos los blogs.
UN SALUDO.

6:59 AM  
Blogger magiceye said...

Good on you Nasra! Very happy to see that all your efforts are bearing fruit...
My best wishes for plenty more success in all your endeavours!

12:10 AM  
Blogger krystyna said...

My best greetings and blessings to you Nasra!

1:07 PM  
Blogger Don Iannone said...

Nasra: My deepest congratulations to you. Sorry I have been so scarce. I am writing the prospectus for my thesis, which is demanding and giving more attention to the art of "seeing" through photography.

Come see for yourself: http://www.flickr.com/photos/don-iannone/sets

All the best!

10:53 AM  
Blogger Abdullah Bader said...

Well Done, Nasra.
It is very strong and very nice from you. It is nice from DHL also.
Maybe you can write to tell us more about how it was received in Tanzania

6:35 PM  
Blogger Heidi said...

Dear iamnasra,
I am idi to whom you have written now and then...
Do you still want me to reread a special book? Or is this just that book of which you speak here?
Heidi/idi

1:55 PM  
Blogger Pecos Blue said...

IT is good to see what the corprates really do.

6:30 PM  
Blogger Neers said...

nasra, am so proud of you!

1:15 AM  
Blogger Kai C. said...

i'm very proud of you.

hugssssss!:)

3:45 AM  
Anonymous paul maurice martin said...

Great to see your good work being recognized and assisted.

8:25 AM  
Blogger Jim said...

gucgv
VEST will be 82 today

11:37 AM  
Blogger goatman said...

Well done. I trust that there was some of your beautiful poetry in that book.
Peace to you

11:40 AM  
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