DABS spent Dh367m on orphans in 36 years

DABS spent Dh367m on orphans in 36 years
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Dubai - Official statistics show that the charity society has sponsored up to 104,984 orphans since its inception in 1979 and until 2015. These included 2,696 local orphans and 102,288 abroad.



The Dar Al Ber Society (DABS) spent around Dh367 million on approximately 105,000 orphans in the UAE and across the world in the last 36 years.
Official statistics show that the charity society has sponsored up to 104,984 orphans since its inception in 1979 and until 2015. These included 2,696 local orphans and 102,288 abroad.
Abdullah Ali bin Zayed, executive director of Dar Al Ber Society, said the Society spent Dh366,976,568 on the local, Arab and foreign orphans over the period from 1979 to 2015. "These spanned Dh20,675,677 on local orphans and Dh346,300,891 on foreign ones."
He said the orphans are being supported by thousands of Emirati and expatriate sponsors in the UAE, but the society is dedicated to provide them with proper living conditions, as well as educational and health services.
"The monthly sponsorship of a local orphan is Dh300 against Dh150 abroad whereas Dh600 has been set as monthly sponsoring amount for the maintenance for local people with special needs while it is Dh400 in other countries. At Dh350, a poor family outside the UAE can be supported," he added.
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