DUBAI, 8th July, 2018 (WAM) — The UAE Water Aid Foundation, Suqia, and the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment, MBRCH, organised a voluntary campaign in Uganda.
The campaign, in cooperation with the Dubai Electricity and Water Authority, DEWA, has carried out sustainable development and employment projects in the village of Kabiji in Uganda.
This latest endeavour is part of Suqia’s commitment towards society and its integrated humanitarian and social programmes during the Year of Zayed 2018, which includes six humanitarian and social projects to consolidate the values of the Founding Father, the late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan.
The five-day campaign provided safe drinking water and contributed to creating an environment conducive to learning and education in Uganda, to empower youth in society. It included digging an artesian well, installing water distribution networks, and providing water purification filters to the village’s homes, mosques and schools, benefiting over 5,000 people. It also renovated two schools, one of which bears the name of Sheikh Zayed. This benefits approximately 850 students.
In recognition of the projects that were implemented and which bear the name of the late Sheikh Zayed, and with the cooperation of the UAE Embassy in Uganda, the main road leading to the village of Kabiji was named after the founding father.
Also during the campaign, the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Humanitarian and Charity Establishment distributed gifts to 1,500 children, food to over 500 families, and wheelchairs for 40 elderly and individuals in need.
“Our community and voluntary initiatives during the Year of Zayed reflect the noble values and principles instilled by the late Sheikh Zayed in the hearts of the people of the UAE. These include human development, wisdom, philanthropy, and generosity. The visit to Uganda is part of Suqia’s humanitarian and social programme in the Year of Zayed, which includes the ‘100 volunteers’ initiative to promote a culture of volunteering in society, the ‘100 water projects’ initiative, and global initiatives to provide safe drinking water to needy communities and implement sustainable development projects that serve their needs,” said Saeed Mohammed Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Suqia.
“The UAE will keep following the way paved by the everlasting humanitarian school of the late Sheikh Zayed, as an established strategy for the UAE in giving and supporting whoever needs help. The UAE will always be a role model for charity and humanitarian work. As a part of our initiatives in the Year of Zayed, under the umbrella of the Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives and through coordination with the UAE Water Aid Foundation, the establishment sent a joint team from the two organisations to Uganda to implement humanitarian work in the village of Kabigi,” noted Ibrahim Bumelha, Deputy Chairman of the Board of Trustees of the MBRCH.