2013-08-01 10:28:55 - Under the Kind Patronage of H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi, Chairman & CE, MANAFA LLC
, Coral Beach Resort – Sharjah hosted a special iftar on July 29 for orphans from Al-Nafa Foundation for Humanitarian Work & Charity. The event brought together thirty children and young adults aged between three and 20 years who were welcomed with a lot compassion and kindness by H.E. Sheikh Mohammed.
He said, “A great community is a great family and the first duty of the family is to take care of the children. As responsible citizens and businessmen we cannot turn our eyes away from those in distress. Children are our most beautiful and valuable asset and education is the best gift we can give them for a secure and promising future. I would like to congratulate Al-Nafa Foundation for
Humanitarian Work & Charity for its incredible contribution. It is a matter of tremendous pride and privilege for us to have these children as our guests during Ramadan.”
The evening took off with the Holy Quran recitation followed by a welcome address by Mr. Ayman S. Khamees, General Manager, Al-Nafa Foundation for Humanitarian Work & Charity. He said, “The resilience of these children who have endured such hardship and trauma in their lives at such a young age is truly astounding and makes us all feel very humble. Our objective at Al-Nafa Foundation for Humanitarian Work & Charity is to provide quality education to these wonderful, awe-inspiring children for a happier and fulfilling future. We are extremely grateful to H.E. Sheikh Mohammed bin Faisal Al Qassimi for taking the time to encourage them today.”
It was an awesome evening packed with beautiful surprises and delights for the little guests as they were pampered with their favourite food, gifts, games and whole lot of fun.
Mr Jean Pierre Simon, Regional General Manager, Coral Hotels & Resorts, said, “Corporate social responsibility is an integral part of the Coral ethos. We were absolutely delighted to host these special guests and wanted to make it a memorable evening for them. We hope they enjoyed their time here.”
Al-Nafa Foundation for Humanitarian Work & Charityis a private charity run by Faisal Holding for over 17 years. The organisation has been involved in a host of noteworthy charitable activities across the UAE and abroad. These include distributing ‘Zakat’ to more than 4000 needy families every year as well as offering ‘Sadaqah’ and ‘Wakaf’ by building schools, mosques and offices for the less privileged and engaging in other acts of generosity.
Al-Nafa Foundation for Humanitarian Work & Charity also provides educational support to orphans and other economically weak children. It currently runs two schools in the UAE namely Al Manama Private School in Ajman that has been in operation for the last 15 years and accommodates 500 children from classes one to nine and the newly launched Al Salaf School in Ras Al Khaimah that has 600 students enrolled from one to 12th standard. Both are non-profit institutions with many children receiving free education.
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