Dar Al Ber Society celebrates Orphans Day with 250 children

Lt-General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim named the charity personality of the year for effective community work.



By Staff Reporter

Published: Mon 29 Jun 2015, 11:46 PM

Last updated: Wed 8 Jul 2015, 3:09 PM

 

Lt.-Gen Dhahi Khalfan and Dar Al Ber Society staff join orphans to celebrate Orphans Day at the World Trade Centre. — Supplied photo

Dubai - Dar Al Ber Society (Dabs) on Friday night celebrated the 10th Orphans Day at the World Trade Centre in the presence of 250  — local and foreign — orphans invited to the annual celebration.

The ceremony is held every Ramadan under the generous auspices of Shaikha Hind bint Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, wife of His Highness Shaikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai.

Lt-General Dhahi Khalfan Tamim, Deputy Chief of Police and General Security in Dubai, was named the charity personality of the year for effective community work.

Fadila Saif bin Khadem Al Rumaithi was also named the charity personality of the year for supporting charity projects. Both winners were honoured during the celebration called the ‘Mother of Giving’ ceremony.

The event saw the presence of Shaikh Mohammed bin Maktoum bin Juma Al Maktoum, along with senior officials, businessmen, sponsors, representatives of charity associations in the UAE, and Dar Al Ber Society board members, head of sectors, managers, staffers, and over 100 volunteers.

Abdullah Ali bin Zayed, the Executive Director, Dabs, said Dar Al Ber, believing in the importance of orphans, spares no effort to make them happy, provide them with all requirements for an honorable standard of living, and looks after their health and education until they grow up, abd become able to manage their own business.

 Prophet Muhammad (peace be upon him) was also reported to have said (intertpretation of hadeeth) : “The best house among the Muslims is the house in which orphans are well treated. The worst house among the Muslims is the house in which orphans are ill-treated. I and the guardian of the orphan will be in the Garden like that, indicating his middle and index fingers,” he added.

“Dabs is now sponsoring 31,694 orphans, including 1,015 in the UAE, and 30,679 abroad, along with 523 poor and low-income families, and 42 handicapped people.” While the orphans registered are being supported by 15,339 Emirati and expatriate sponsors in the UAE, Dabs is dedicated to providing them with proper living conditions, as well as educational and health services, he elaborated.

Dabs also provides orphans with medical insurance and gives them their money via e-cards in their names or to their guardians.

“Dabs has also built and furnished a village for orphans, worth Dh8 million, at the Bekaa area of Lebanon.”

 “The monthly sponsorship of a local orphan is Dh300, whereas Dh600 has been set as monthly maintenance for local handicapped people and Dh400 in other countries. Also, Dh350 is allocated for supporting a poor family outside the UAE.” - ahmedshaaban@khaleejtimes.com


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