Thursday 25, February 2016

Dubai – MENA Herald: The Waqf Development Department at Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation (AMAF) has rolled-out a humanitarian initiative to encourage the spirit of giving and generosity among school students.

Inviting students to contribute to social waqf projects, the drive seeks to raise their awareness of waqf and its significant role in developing societies and civilizations.

Complementing the Waqf Development Department’s 2016 executive plan, the initiative encourages school students to collaborate with families and friends to raise donations that can revive the role of waqf in providing sustainable funding for humanitarian projects.

As part of the outreach, AMAF will host a series of workshops to showcase its pioneering projects that reiterate the developmental role of the waqf institution in shaping sustainable societies.

Speaking on the drive, Ahmad Abu Shehab, Director of AMAF’s Waqf Development Department, said: “Reviving the sustainable practice and culture of waqf-funded projects in society is a cornerstone of our mission at AMAF. As part of our social responsibility mandate, we seek to infuse a spirit of solidarity and inculcate humanitarian values and principles in school children. We are confident our efforts will help raise a generation that understands the importance of waqf and draws their participation for achieving its noble goals.”