(with photos) KUWAIT, May 8 (KUNA) -- Kuwait is distinguished since long decades for its organized charitable activities, which local and international institutions highly admire, upon instructions of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sabah Al-Ahma Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, Chairman of Al-Eslah Society (Islamic Society for Social Reform) Humoud Hamad Al-Roumi said.
Kuwait is a pioneer in the field of charity with all its various forms, Al-Roumi added in a speech he gave on Tuesday night at the 10th meeting of Deewan Al-Khair, an event organized by the society as part of Kuwaiti forum for charity work.
Head of Al-Rahma International Charity's Palestine Office Dr. Waleed Al-Anjari offered a presentation about Gaza reconstruction project which reached the cost of USD 25 million, including various forms of humanitarian relief, like the planting of 50,000 palms and trees, and project of supporting poor families.
It also included building the hospital of Kuwait in Gaza, besides many other health centers in north and south of Gaza, building mosques and houses for families in need and adoption of orphans in cooperation with Islamic Development Bank (IDB) and Gulf cooperation Council (GCC).
Al-Rahma center for orphan's adoption in Al-Jahra governorate in Kuwait is looking after a total of 500 orphans, offering them shelter, food, clothes, and work hardly to meet all their needs, Head of Al-Jahra zakat committee and head of orphan's house in the governorate, Abduallah Al-Ajmi, said.
The committee built two residential compounds for the orphans, and this project won the first rank among all charity projects in the GCC countries, while a delegation from Al-Eslah Society offered the prize shield to His Highness the Amir Sheikh Sanah Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah.
Head of the Al-Rahma International Charity's Djibouti Office, Sa'ed Al-Otaibi, tackled his experience of charity work in Djibouti with the participation of 12 young Kuwaitis, beside three from Bahrain, in a journey they called "Life that has no life" in a country of total population of one million people. The majority of them are suffering from severe poverty, living on a barren land, which did not receive any rains for the last ten years. (end) amn.afh.ysa.lb KUNA 081247 May 13NNNN