Dar Al Ber combats begging with empowering charity schemes
The law enforcement bodies are therefore taking strict measures to clamp down on begging.
Dubai - The needy families have been provided with equipment such as sewing machines, to start a small business and be self-sufficient.
Published: Sat 11 Jul 2015, 3:42 PM
Last updated: Sun 12 Jul 2015, 12:51 PM
While government entities have been struggling to stop undesirable practice of begging during the holy month of Ramadan, the Dar Al Ber Society (Dabs) has initiated a number of charity projects to empower low-income families by raising their awareness, and helping them become productive and self-dependent.
Abdullah Ali Bin Zayed, the executive director of Dabs, said 'My Little Project' is one of the key programmes run by the society for the benefit of low-income families.
The needy families have been provided with equipment such as sewing machines, to start a small business and be self-sufficient, to protect their honour and dignity, according to the top official.
Ali Bin Zayed added: "However, some cunning people insist on remaining idle, abusing people's compassion and human feelings, and taking begging as a profession in violation of the legal and Sharia rules and regulations."
The law enforcement bodies are therefore taking strict measures to clump down this unlawful practice and enlighten the public about its adverse impact, as many of those beggars proved to be frauds and swindlers, he explained.
"The accredited charity associations are wide open for anyone in need for help. But, only eligible people are given assistance as per the credentials they provide and social researches done to verify their special cases."
Bin Zayed said Dar Al Ber spares no effort to launch diverse charity programme to ease the suffering of the poor, needy and low-income families, mainly the orphans, widows, divorcees, patients, and defaulters.
Official figures show that Dar Al Ber Society in 2014 has contributed up to Dh1.87million among 4,380 poor students; Dh1.35 million as general assistance to 5,295 needy people; more than Dh1.41million in medical allowances to 1,425 poor patients; and more than Dh7.3million to 1,987 people in pending rent installments.
Dabs is now sponsoring 31,694 orphans, along with 523 poor and low-income families."