Apr 28, 2019

Her Highness Sheikha Jameela bint Mohammed Al Qasimi, Vice President of Supreme Council for Family Affairs & Director General of Sharjah City for Humanitarian Services (SCHS), congratulated the Muslim world on the holy month of Ramadan, which will begin very soon.  She asked society members to contribute to Zakat campaign (fund raising), which SCHS launched few days ago under the theme (Your Zakat to educate us).  The campaign will last until June 10, 2019, at the end of the holy month of Ramadan.

The director general of SCHS said, “For the second consecutive year, the campaign adapts this theme in a clear indication of the legitimate allocation of the money received from donations according to the Islamic law.  SCHS would allocate this money to pay for school fees on behalf of students’ families who cannot afford it.  This fee ranges between approximately 30 to 40 thousand Dirhams per year for one student”.

Sheikha Jameela Al Qasimi explained that SCHS has been offering its services since its establishment at the lowest cost. SCHS continued for years to do so. Then, SCHS started offering its services for a small fee for long time.  However, the exemptions were many, as evident by the fact that more than 80% of SCHS beneficiaries are exempt from school fees. SCHS gives the exemption according to a study based on the Zakat Committee, where the total support provided by Zakat funds in the last academic year according to Islamic Sharia banks were 12,777,684 dirhams.

Her Highness Sheikha Jameela has mentioned that the total number of students who received services from SCHS in the previous academic year were 2132.  More than 631 employees, which 50 are with disabilities, offered these services to those beneficiaries.  She believes that raising funds through organizing this campaign is a legitimate way to practice social responsibility and a good opportunity to raise people’s awareness of disability issues.  Her Highness Sheikha Jameela has praised the unlimited supports and contributions, which SCHS receives all the yearlong.  She asked mass media and journalists to support this campaign by making it a priority in order to introduce what SCHS is doing to persons with disabilities and their families.  This will lead to raise people’s awareness of the importance of contributing to charity work.

To conclude her speech, Her Highness Sheikha Jameela directed her sincerest thanks to Sharjah Islamic Bank, Dubai Islamic Bank, Department of Seaports and Customs, Nazo, Fast Building Constructing, Crescent Enterprises. Special thanks went to Media Sponsors: Sharjah Radio and Television Authority, Dubai Media Incorporated, Dar Al Khaleej Printing & Publishing, Studio Opal Boutique, Rimal International Advertising and Publishing, Site Global.

Notably, those who want to donate their Zakat money to the campaign can call SCHS numbers at its various sections and branches in Sharjah, Al Dhaid, Kallba, and Khorfakhan.  SCHS will send an authorized employee to collect the donation.  He will provide you with a receipt of the donated amount.

•For telephone calls 0562160222

•Or deposit the amount in the Zakat account at Sharjah Islamic Bank in all branches AE060410000011-203320 004, or in Dubai Islamic Bank Account No AE960240007580560448-601

Two attachments:

1)A picture of a student with Down Syndrome from SCHS.

2)An Infographic, which includes statistical data and figures that correspond to campaign’s theme: (Your Zakat money to educate us).