SHARJAH, 25th March, 2018 (WAM) — In line with the Year of Zayed, Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation launched the ‘Allama Bil Qalam’ project, a large-scale academic empowerment project which aims to provide orphans with access to education.
Based on its belief in the importance of orphan education, the Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation aims to provide education to 1700 orphans through this project. The announcement was made during a press conference held in collaboration with Sharjah Police Headquarters, Sharjah Charity House, and Sharjah Media Corporation.
‘Allama Bil Qalam’ project is in line with the vision of Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation in providing ideal environment where orphans can develop their skills to become leaders in the future, under the patronage of H.H. Dr. Sheikh Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Supreme Council Member and Ruler of Sharjah, and his guidance to provide the necessary support and aid to empower orphans. This goal can be achieved only by joint efforts and solidarity, as well as individual and corporate commitment to support this segment of society.
The foundation is keenly interested in education and committed to providing educational projects and programmes for orphans. In the Year of Zayed, the foundation is seeking to involve all segments of society in supporting orphan education, in keeping with the belief of the late Sheikh Zayed, May Allah rest his soul in peace, who said, “The real wealth of the nation is its young people”.
The UAE’s efforts in this regard are not restricted to its citizens, but to different nationalities as part of their belief that education is the driver of progress.
Mona Al Suwaidi, Director General of Sharjah Social Empowerment Foundation, said, “From elementary school to university, ‘Allama Bil Qalam’ aims to provide the right to education for orphan students. It is part of the academic empowerment programmes carried out by the foundation”.
Al Suwaidi stressed that success of this project can be achieved only by community involvement. “Collaboration and solidarity are prerequisite for such humanitarian causes to achieve their goals. The positive results will be in the present and future of orphan children who are an integral part of this nation,” she added.
Al Suwaidi said that ‘Taught the Use of the Pen’ is a continuing initiative that provides a comprehensive support to orphan students during their educational levels. “It includes support programmes that cover all the needs of orphans. The foundation provides a high-quality programmes to support orphans not only in education, but also in inculcating the spirit of leadership to make them leaders in their community,” she added.
The name of the project has a Quranic reference, as it is named after a verse in the Holy Quran which confirms that pursuing education is an obligation and a divine command of our religion.
She clarified that the pen is used as logo of the project to promote public recognition about the project and encourage donators to contribute.
Al Suwaidi expressed thanks and appreciation to Sharjah Police Headquarters, Sharjah Charity House and Sharjah Media Corporation for their significant contribution and support.