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Twins Sharvi and Shaivi Kalwani on their mission Image Credit: Supplied

Dubai: A pair of 10-year-old twins are cycling around in their community - Jumeirah Islands in Dubai- to to help a local charity organisation.

Indian girls Sharvi and Shaivi Kalwani, who have embarked on a mission to cycle 100km each, have set a target to collect Dh15,000 at the end of their goal, with the amount raised meant for the Farah programme set up by not-for-profit organisation Al Jalila Foundation.

Farah, which is an Arabic word for ‘happiness’, is Al Jalila Foundation’s paediatric programme which provides life-saving treatment to countless children and their families, besides funding research.

The funds raised through Farah programme are invested into medical treatment and research of children’s illnesses.

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The twins with their parents Reetika Rajpal and Deepak Kalwani Image Credit: Supplied

Twins Sharvi and Shaivi want to be part of the initiative as they too want to help deserving children.

The girls, studying in Grade 5 at the Dubai British School in Jumeirah Park, have completed 51km so far.

Sharvi said: “Every day we do at least six kilometers. Our parents keep count of the number of rounds we do and based on this, come to the conclusion. My sister and I love to cycle and nothing better than doing it for a good cause.”

Shaivi is quick to add that all this cycling is done after they have completed their daily e-learning studies.

“We study in the morning and head out biking in the evening before it gets too dark,” she said.

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The girls say they cycle after their e-classes Image Credit: Supplied

Raising money for charity is not new for the twins. In February 2018, the twins made handmade greeting cards for Emirates Red Crescent as part of a “family fun bazaar” at their school.

They have till date raised Dh9,332 for Emirates Red Crescent with Islamic Affairs & Charitable Activities Department (IACAD) approvals ever since. In November 2019, the girls also raised Dh11,005 for the Ripe Market Academy Park for Al Jalila Foundation by making pop-up greeting cards.