On Zayed Humanitarian Work Day: 1500 charity works launched across the UAE

WAM ABU DHABI, 29th July 2013 (WAM) — Around 1500 charity works have been launched across the UAE by 270 local and federal departments to mark Zayed Humanitarian Day, Mariam Al Roumi, Minister of Social Affairs told Gulf News.

Commemorating the day, the Khalifa Bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation (KBZF) has also announced its full support in building the Sheikh Zayed Mosque in the city of Wuzhong in China. The Sheikh Zayed Mosque will accommodate 1,000 worshippers in a prayer hall and separate facilities for men and women, according to the English language paper.

A number of charitable and humanitarian events have been held by the Emirates ID to show love and loyalty to Zayed and spread the spirit of giving among the UAE society members.

Around Dh 800 million have been sent by the Zayed Foundation since it was established in 1992 to elevate the suffering and instill the spirit of love and compassion across the UAE and abroad.

Additionally, the Foundation has built Zayed Mother and Child Hospital in Yemen to provide relief and support to needy families as well as building several mosques, libraries and schools in Palestine, Egypt, and Lebanon and others.

Some universities in the UAE have also marked Zayed Humanitarian Work Day by granting students several education opportunities.

The Abu Dhabi University announced that a fund-raising initiative to raise Dh15 million will run throughout Ramadan to help 300 talented students in the UAE.

In collaboration with Zakat Fund and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank, the University is working to make world-class education more accessible for students within the UAE.

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