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    Rolling out the red carpet for one rockstar humanitarian and her family.

    Day 268

    VIPs for a Day

    It’s often true the humanitarians we work with pour their heart and soul into their work. They give up a lot to give to others – including their time.

    Ishrat is one of those special people. She works with us helping Rohingya refugees, first starting as a translating but then quickly becoming a core member of the team. There are so many things we couldn’t do without her.

    But we also realize that her dedication has meant time away from the people she cares about most – her family. She has two young daughters and a husband at home. So we thought…what if we could do something special not only for Ishrat, but for everyone?

    We wanted this day to be a real treat for the whole gang. So we rolled out the red carpet and treated Ishrat, her hubby, and her kids like real VIPs!

    First, we picked them up and drove them to a nearby resort, where they started the day off right with a big buffet breakfast. Then, we had a surprise! A family photo shoot, so that they’ll have beautifully captured memories.

    Up next? A boat ride, on one of the resort’s traditional boats. And to top things all off, at the end of the day we shared a thank you cake…a sweet way to end the day.

    People like Ishrat and her family are at the heart of what it means to be a humanitarian. But too often, even they themselves forget that they need to be taken care of, too! Today was an opportunity to carve out some time to just relax, laugh, and feel the appreciation they so deserve.

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