RAK charity helps 35 inmates return home after serving terms
The RAK Charity Foundation has also provided Ramadan Meer to 37 vulnerable families of the inmates.
Ras Al Khaimah - The foundation, in collaboration with the RAK punitive and correctional department, has brought them all air tickets, worth Dh50,000, so that they can return home.
The Ras Al Khaimah Charity Foundation has helped 35 inmates of the punitive and correctional department return home after serving their jail terms.
Mohammed Jakkah Al Mansouri, secretary-general of the foundation, said the inmates could not fly home because of having any money.
"The foundation, in collaboration with the RAK punitive and correctional department, has brought them all air tickets, worth Dh50,000, so that they can return home."
Pocket money has also been given to each one of them, he added. "This will definitely bring them happiness, and help them enjoy the spirit of the holy month with family back home."
"The move is part of a series of charity initiatives the foundation is carrying out during the holy month of Ramadan in coordination with strategic government partners," said Al Mansouri.
"The RAK Charity Foundation has also provided Ramadan Meer (foodstuff packages) to 37 vulnerable families of the inmates.
Food coupons have been contributed to the each and every family as per their numbers, he explained. "The number of food coupons differs from one family to another as per the number of members.
"The foundation has geared up to ease the suffering of vulnerable people and bring them happiness in view of the Year of Zayed."
Al Mansouri said they are so keen to secure all the food needs for poor and low-income families. "The charity baskets, including flour, sugar, rice, oil, and other necessary foodstuffs, ease the suffering of these families, and fulfil their daily needs during the month of giving."
Al Mansouri added that the foundation is also distributing up to 1,200 free Iftar meals at six different sites close to the mosques. "The meals, worth Dh320,000, are being provided by six specialised kitchens licensed by the RAK Municipality for preparing Iftar meals that are shifted to the six air-conditioned tents on a daily basis."