Vol­un­teers have bot­tle to help labour­ers

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Vol­un­teers from The Same­ness Project took to the streets yes­ter­day morn­ing to pro­vide labour­ers with drink­ing wa­ter. A state­ment on the or­gan­i­sa­tion’s web­site said: “The main aim of Wa­ter for Work­ers is the en­gage­ment and in­ter­ac­tion be­tween those hand­ing out wa­ter and the work­ers re­ceiv­ing it. “Cold wa­ter is nice but it’s the thank yous, hand­shakes

and small con­ver­sa­tions with the work­ers that help erase the lines that sep­a­rate and cre­ate the mo­ment of same­ness.” The project started in 2011 when “on a boil­ing hot sum­mer day in 2011 we found our­selves with a cold bin full of wa­ter bot­tles. “Driv­ing home we spot­ted the typ­i­cal Dubai work­ing crews keep­ing the gar­dens and the streets pretty. So we stopped and asked them if they wanted a drink. “Short an­swer: Yes.”

THIRSTY WORK: A worker with a bot­tle of wa­ter he re­ceived and above right, the vol­un­teers

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