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Abu Dhabi - Ma'an is offering financial assistance for parents who are impacted by the present situation.


Ashwani Kumar

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Published: Fri 24 Apr 2020, 10:46 PM

Last updated: Sat 25 Apr 2020, 12:52 AM

With the support of Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed Al Nahyan, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Presidential Affairs, employees of the ministry contributed Dh20 million to the 'Together We Are Good' programme launched by the Authority of Social Contribution - Ma'an.
Additionally, community leaders and businessmen donated more than Dh6 million, thereby taking the overall contributions on Friday to well over Dh26m.
Eisa Saeed Alkhyeli (Dh1.2 million), Mohamed Salem Alameri, Helal Mubarak Almansoori, Hamad Helal Alkuwaiti and Zayed Abdul Aziz Alshamsi made contributed Dh1 million each, whereas Kassem Alom Zarzur and Saeed Habroosh Al Suwaidi donated Dh500,000 each.
Tribes to start own campaign
Also, various tribes joined the programme as a national responsibility.
Tribes - AlKetbi, AlHammadi, AlHassani, AlMarar, AlEfari said they will start a campaign to collect financial and in-kind contributions from its members, reaffirming their values and sense of solidarity within the community.

The initiative by the authority aims to provide members of the community an opportunity to support Abu Dhabi Government's efforts to address the health and economic challenges due to Covid-19 pandemic.
How to contribute to initiative?
Ma'an is offering financial assistance for parents who are impacted by the present situation. The authority will help affected residents in paying school installments of their children.

A new initiative 'Together We Share' was launched on Thursday to provide food to blue-collar workers during the holy month of Ramadan.

Members of the community are urged to contribute for the cause. Residents can send SMS messages to 6670 (Dh1,000), 6678 (Dh500), 6683 (Dh100) and 6658 (Dh50). They who wish to make in-kind and financial contributions can call 0543055366.

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