KUWAIT: The Minister of Social Affairs, Family and Childhood Affairs, Sheikh Firas Saud Al-Malik Al-Sabah, praised the initiative of the revival of Islamic Heritage Society to provide assistance to various groups in the social welfare sector. The Undersecretary stressed the importance of implementing the Cabinet’s decision to localize charitable work inside Kuwait through joint work between the Ministry of Social Affairs and charitable societies.
Tariq Al-Issa, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the revival of Islamic Heritage Society, said: “This protocol will have a good impact on supporting joint projects between the two parties, and perhaps one of the most prominent projects. We will work together to accomplish hopefully first the establishment of a social building inside care homes, secondly, the provision of various services to inmates, as well as we will work to support social care sector projects.”
He cited the establishment of a diwaniya for the elderly, supporting medical teams for the elderly, providing medical devices, holding professional workshops for inmates, and organizing trips including Umrah. “Revival of Islamic Heritage Society is keen to support charitable and humanitarian projects inside Kuwait and give them priority, as the Society has many initiatives in this aspect.
The Society last year provided direct material assistance to needy families amounting to KD 2.225 million from which more than 17,000 beneficiaries benefited, including 750 Kuwaiti families,” adding that 16,000 beneficiaries were non-Kuwaitis. Al-Issa concluded that the Society also provided support to a number of official bodies, public benefit entities, or institutions operating inside Kuwait.
For instance, support was provided to the Prisons Department of the Ministry of Interior benefiting around 1,500 people, support for a number of schools of the Ministry of Education, distinguished support was provided to the Ministry of Health during the COVID-19 pandemic crisis, and from non-governmental institutions, such as the Kuwaiti rescue team (Sabah Falcons), the Kuwait Blind Association and others.
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