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Zayed Charity Foundation - National day 2001

posted on 08/12/2001: 2793 views

The UAE has made great contributions in support of charity and humanitarian works at local, regional and international levels. These contributions were made through various channels, including the Zayed Foundation, which manifests President H.H Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan's nobility and generosity in charity works both inside the UAE and abroad, through his financing of many charity projects. The Foundation has become a world-renowned organisation in the field of humanitarian and charity works in the very short time of its existence.

In its annual report for the year 2000, the United Nations High Commission for Refugees, UNHCR, rated the foundation in the fifth place on the world level in providing help for refugees. The Zayed Foundation was founded in 1992 with a capital of Dh3.671 billion, with the aim of funding mosques, Islamic Cultural centres, Scientific research centres, health and educational institutions, in addition to sending relief supplies to disaster stricken areas. Thus the major aim of the foundation is to extend help to the needy wherever they may be.

In line with the directives of President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, H.H Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Abu Dhabi Crown Prince and Deputy Supreme Commander of the UAE Armed Forces and Sheik Ahmed bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Under Secretary of the Ministry of Finance and Industry and Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the Zayed Foundation, the foundation, since its establishment, has sent relief assistance and undertaken charity projects wherever they were needed.

The foundation is co-operating with a number of local and international human institutions and is sponsoring a number of long-term programmes as part of its contribution to reconstruct and ease the suffering of people in disaster stricken areas. The Foundation spent about Dh 83 million in 2000 on various types of humanitarian projects it undertook both inside the UAE and abroad. In the UAE, the foundation has spent about Dh 48 million to build five major mosques bearing the name of H.H. Sheikh Zayed each in Ajman, Umm Al Qaiwain, Ras Al Khaimah, Fujairah and Dibba.

The foundation has also built Sheikh Zayed's mosque in Al Ain. The Foundation has also sponsored various humanitarian programmes, including assistance to other charity organisations, renovation of mosques and Quran memorisation centres, supporting rehabilitation centres, supporting charitable schools, and supporting other projects like the renovation and cleaning of the Abu Dhabi mosques, in collaboration with the Ministry of Justice, Islamic Affairs and Awqaf. At the Gulf level, the foundation has to date spent over Dh11,336,000 on various projects, including building a number of mosques in Oman, supporting a number of charity organisations in Bahrain, in addition to supporting a number of projects related to the establishment and maintenance of Quran memorisation centres and centres for the rehabilitation of the handicapped.

At the Arab level, the foundation is providing assistance to a number of medical centres and hospitals and orphan houses in Palestine. It has also decided to establish a hospital to support the resistance of the Palestinian people against the Israeli occupation and aggression.

The foundation is also helping a number of charities and social care institutions in Lebanon. Among the main projects carried out by the foundation is the Central Library for the Al Manar University in Tripoli, Lebanon, which total cost reached 7.5 million dirhams and is considered among the best libraries in the region. The foundation has also provided urgent relief assistance, including foodstuff, for people in South Sudan. The Foundation has also supported a number of humanitarian works, in Mauritania and Somalia, in the fields of education, culture, religious affairs and medical treatment.

The Foundation has also pumped millions of dirhams in projects in African countries. These include the grand mosque in Nairobi, Kenya, one of the best Islamic and cultural landmark in the Kenyan capital and the most important Islamic centre in east Africa which cost 20 million dirhams. The foundation is also establishing Zayed scientific centre in Chad at the total cost of 7.5 million dirhams and a hospital in the capital of Comoros Islands at the total cost of 7.5 million dirhams.

The Foundation also established the Zayed establishment for Orphans care in Kenya in line with the directives of H.H. Sheikh Zayed, which cost 13 million dirhams and accommodates around 150 orphans. The foundation has also pumped 22 million dirhams for the building of a mosque in the capital of Ivory Coast as well as the rebuilding of the centre hospital in Zanzibar, Tanzania, at the cost of 5.5. million dirhams. The foundation has also decided to build Zayed University for economy and technology in the capital of Mali.

In Asia, the Foundation sponsors a number of projects of various kinds, in 16 Asian countries, including the construction of a number of Islamic schools and mosques. In Pakistan, the Foundation has built tens of charity projects in line with the directives of Sheikh Zayed and Sheikh Khalifa. The projects include the building of Universities, schools, hospitals, houses and the modernisation of infrastructure. In India, the Foundation has built a number mosques and supported various Islamic centres.

The foundation has dispatched urgent relief assistance for the victims of earthquakes which hit Afghanistan and Iran. It has also contributed to a number of humanitarian projects in Russia. The Foundation has also funded a number of projects in Europe, including, the establishment of the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in Stockholm, one of the most important projects of the Foundation as it reflects the far-sightedness of President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.

Built on an area of 5,000 square metres, the Dh 20 million mosque can accommodate 2600 worshippers and is equipped will all facilities, including a library, a multi-purpose auditorium and Quran memorisation classrooms. Among other projects are a three-storey Islamic centre, bearing the name "Sheikh Zayed Mosque and Centre”, which was opened in June 2000 at the outskirts of London. The centre was built in two years at the cost of Dh 11 million donated by President H.H. Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan al Nahyan.

The foundation has also provided assistance to a number of Arab and Islamic colleges in France. It has also dispatched relief supplies to Bosnia Herzegovina and distributed ambulances in various Bosnian cities which cost two million dirhams. The Foundation has funded number of projects in the United States, including its contribution to the building of a mosque in Chicago in co-operation with Mohammed Ali Islamic charity organisation. In New Zealand, the foundation has built girls school which cost 13 million dirhams.

The Foundation's policy in the execution of its projects is based on a careful choice of projects, after making field studies of the location for the projects. It also takes into serious consideration suggestions from the local government authorities, agencies and organisations in charge, or related to those projects.

The Foundation executes these projects through its various organs, either directly or indirectly, with the cooperation of similar charity organisations in the host countries. The Foundation has been able to build a bridge of cooperation at the local, regional and international levels, to improve upon its performance in humanitarian services, to march with the developments of the new millennium.

The Zayed Foundation looks forward to a new era in its charity services, which has now become a cornerstone for coordination and peaceful coexistence among mankind. The Foundation has drawn up new objectives and strategies in charity services at the local, regional and international levels, which reflect the UAE's unchanging commitment to stretch it's helping hands to any human being in distress, wherever he may be. (The Emirates News Agency, WAM)


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