A young Saudi man employed his passion for learning languages in contributing to the provision of volunteer work in Makkah Al-Mukarramah, serving his specialization in public health, with the aim of serving pilgrims and Umrah pilgrims.
Muhammad Bakhsh, a member of more than one volunteer team, spoke to “Al Arabiya.net” by saying: “I study at the Saudi Electronic University, Department of Public Health, and I speak 6 languages, which I gained from my work and direct communication with pilgrims and Umrah pilgrims during the past years. I speak English, Urdu, Indonesian and Bangladeshi, and now I’m learning French.”
He added, “My learning of these languages helped me a lot in my work, whether official or voluntary, and in communicating with the pilgrims in a better way, as well as communicating with residents who are not fluent in Arabic. These languages facilitated my path in voluntary health work.”
During his volunteer work
Bakhsh said: “Among the voluntary health services that I carry out are measuring blood sugar, blood pressure, weight and height, in addition to identifying blood types, educating community members on precautionary measures, training in first aid, especially cardiopulmonary resuscitation for its importance in saving lives, and participating in seasonal vaccination. and many health services and search and rescue services.
He explained that his passion for volunteer work made him join several volunteer teams, including the Saudi Red Crescent Volunteer Team, the Peace Search and Rescue Society, and the “I’m Healthy” volunteer team in Makkah. He said: “Volunteer work brings benefits to the community, as it helps enhance the individual’s self-confidence through Through his new experiences, he acquires a lot of new experiences and skills, and my motto is always (Volunteer as long as you are able). Volunteering is one of the aspects of enhancing the role of youth and its effective and dedicated communication with the community.”