Dubai launches UAE's first waqf foundation to generate sustainable income to contribute to needs of women and children.
30 June 2022, 12:00 AM
31 July 2022, 12:00 AM
The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation has launched the UAE’s first waqf (charity endowment) to support women and children.
A sharia-compliant charitable endowment - Dh30-million residential waqf aims to generate a sustainable income to contribute to the care and rehabilitation of women and children and meet their needs by giving them shelter and protection and direct support in line with international human rights principles.
A key project of the Dubai Foundation for Women and Children, the waqf also provides free services to children of different nationalities across the UAE in accordance with the Foundation’s inclusive ethos.
A housing project in Al Warqaa in Dubai that serves as the centre for the services facilitated by the waqf was opened at an event attended by a host of senior officials.
Abdullah Mohammed Al Basti, Secretary-General of The Executive Council of Dubai, said the humanitarian initiative will ensure the protection and care of vulnerable segments of society.