Dubai: Suqia UAE, in collaboration with Mai Dubai and 13 other local charity organisations, is holding its 2021 Ramadan campaign to distribute drinking water to workers’ housing facilities and families in need across the UAE.
Suqia also worked on artesian and surface wells in Mauritania, Ghana, Niger, Benin and Tajikistan, with the expected number of beneficiaries around 182,500 people. The initiative has so far succeeded in reaching more than 13 million people in 36 countries with more than 1,000 sustainable water projects.
The campaign, under the umbrella of the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives (MBRGI), continues its humanitarian support to provide clean drinking water to people in need across the world, especially in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. Across all its activities, Suqia is compliant with all precautionary measures set by the authorities.
Spirit of giving
Saeed Mohammad Al Tayer, Chairman of the Board of Trustees of Suqia UAE, said: “We derive our vision from the values instilled by the late Shaikh Zayed Bin Sultan Al Nahyan, whose qualitative initiatives have contributed to improving the lives of millions around the world. The name ‘Zayed’ is associated with philanthropy, generosity and giving.”
Charity promotes happiness
He added: “We are also working to realise the vision of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed Bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice-President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, who stipulated in the 50-Year Charter: ‘Charity is indeed a major factor in the happiness of societies and the continuity of progress and prosperity’. We extend a helping hand to all people worldwide to alleviate human suffering regardless of race, religion or culture’.”
Global Water Award
Suqia also supervises the Mohammad Bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Water Award, launched by Shaikh Mohammad, with a total prize fund of $1 million (Dh3.67 million), said Al Tayer.
The award has expanded its scope to include new technologies that produce, distribute, store, monitor, desalinate and purify water using renewable energy, in addition to adding the Innovative Crisis Solutions Award to the three previous award categories. As a result, the third cycle of the award has witnessed a greater turnout from organisations, research centres, innovators and youth from all over the world.
The current cycle of the award includes countries such as Algeria and Kenya, participating for the first time, help find sustainable and innovative solutions to address water scarcity.