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Dubai: Organised annually throughout Ramadan, the Dubai Police Iftar Cannon will this year celebrate contributors towards the Mothers’ Endowment campaign, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, to honour mothers by establishing a Dh1 billion endowment fund to support the education of millions of people around the world.

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During its daily live broadcast on Sama Dubai TV, the Dubai Police Iftar Cannon segment will announce the name of one of the contributors of Dh1 million or more, to encourage more individuals and institutions to join the efforts to provide education for underprivileged individuals.

Coinciding with Ramadan, the Mothers’ Endowment campaign allows contributors to make donations in their mothers’ names to honour them. It also aims to empower underprivileged individuals by providing education and training opportunities that builds their capabilities and skills and allows them to improve their quality of life and be ready for the job market.

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Lieutenant-General Abdullah Khalifa Al Marri, Commander-in-Chief of Dubai Police, said: “We are honoured to stand behind the global humanitarian mission of the Mothers’ Endowment, and before it the 1 Billion Meals Endowment, the 1 Billion Meals and the 100 Million Meals campaigns. This reflects how keen the Dubai Police is to support UAE’s charity and humanitarian initiatives that extend aid and support to those in need around the world.”

Donation channels

The Mothers’ Endowment campaign welcomes donations and contributions to the endowment fund from institutions and individuals across six main channels including the campaign’s website (Mothersfund.ae), as well as a dedicated call centre via the toll-free number (800 9999). Donations are also possible via bank transfers in the UAE dirham to the campaign bank account number with Emirates Islamic Bank (AE790340003708472909201).

Donations via SMS are possible by sending the word “Mother” to the following numbers (1034, 1035, 1036, 1038) for Etisalat by e& users. Other possible platforms for donating to the campaign are the DubaiNow app by clicking the “Donations” tab, and Dubai’s community contributions platform Jood (Jood.ae).