has contributed an amount of Dh400,000 to the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment to help provide affordable housing solutions for the needy.
currently has 2,001 minors under its care that are mandated to pay Zakat according to Islamic sharia.
A cheque for the total amount of the donation was received from Union Co-op's Mr Suhail Al Bastaki, on behalf of the Union Co-op's general director, during his visit to AMAF
, which was set up in the UAE in 2004, is "like a family" to him.
The announcements were made at a media briefing that was headlined by the secretary general of Amaf
, Tayeb Al-Rais, and other senior representatives from Amaf
Najeeb Al-Ali, Executive Director of the Dubai Expo 2020 Bureau, welcomed the AMAF
delegation that included His Excellency Ali Al Mutawa, Secretary General, His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General, and members of the AMAF
Dubai: Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF
) Wednesday hosted a blood donation campaign under the theme 'My Blood to my Country' to mark the 47th UAE National Day.
Tayeb Al Rais, secretary-general of AMAF
, handed over the cheque to Mohammed Humaid Al Marri, assistant chief executive officer of finance and corporate support at the Mohammed Bin Rashid Housing Establishment, at the AMAF
's headquarters in Dubai.
The project is the first waqf (endowment) village in Dubai and one of AMAF
's pioneering initiatives that support the human development strategy of the Dubai Government.
Ahmed Bu Shehab, Director of Institutional Support at AMAF
, said: "We believe that gentle persuasion and positive reinforcement always produce the desired reform.
"The strategy also stresses on the maintenance and growing of the financial assets of the minors and the like, and its keenness to rehabilitate and enable every minor to be an active member of the community, ensure sustainable financial development of the Foundation, provide an ideal working environment to make AMAF
a preferred employer, increase the effectiveness and transparency of all systems, processes and procedures to achieve professionalism in dealing with beneficiaries, in addition to making AMAF
a global role model in applying the best standards and practices for environmental conservation.
His Excellency Khaled Al Thani, Deputy Secretary General of AMAF
, presented the donation cheque to Dr Abdulla Ibrahim Al Khayat, CEO of Al Jalila Children's Specialty Hospital.