Kuwait donates USD 397 mln for societies in Jerusalem, Jordan

AMMAN, June 29 (KUNA) — The State of Kuwait donated on Wednesday about USD 150.6 million for the Amman-based Friends of the Arab Institute in Jerusalem Society and about USD 246.2 million for Al-Islah Society (Society for Social Reform) in Jordan.
Kuwait’s Ambassador to Jordan Dr. Hamad Al-Duaij handed over the donations, provided by the popular committee for fundraising, to Zaki Al-Ghoul, head of the society in Jerusalem, and Saleh Al-Faqeeh, a member of the Board of Directors of Al-Islah society.
Following handing over donations, the ambassador told KUNA in a statement that the State of Kuwait has been providing such an offering upon the directives of the political leadership to Arabs and all affected nations across the globe.
The donation for the society in Jerusalem reflects Kuwait’s keenness on supporting the Palestinian people and helping them overcome challenges, he said.
He noted that the hand-out provided for Al-Islah society in Jordan is part of Kuwait’s support for brothers and sisters, and orphans in that Arab country.
Meanwhile, Al-Ghoul expressed gratitude to the State of Kuwait, indicating that the grant helps about 500 students attend their schools. He stressed the importance of such a donation in backing steadfastness of Palestinian people in Jerusalem against the Israeli occupation.
Al-Ghoul said that without such an aid, the institute will suspend study, lauding efforts of the ambassador in facilitating the handing over of Kuwait’s support to residents of Jerusalem.
Al-Faqeeh, meanwhile, said the sum he received will be distributed, as an in-kind assistance for the first six months of this year, to 3000 orphans living in different areas across Jordan.
He commended Kuwait’s efforts in aiding needy people in Jordan, thanking the ambassador for efforts in supporting the society’s activities. (end) ab.hm

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