ABU DHABI, United Arab Emirates - Monday, July 15th 2013 [ME NewsWire]: The Directorate General of Residency and Foreigners Affairs in Ajman launched its first community-based initiative for the Holy month of Ramadan. The initiative, titled 'Salsabil”, aims to collect donations from the Directorate General's employees to purchase and distribute water dispensers , in coordination with the General Authority for Islamic Affairs and Endowments to five mosques in the Emirate of Ajman, namely, the Al Hasan Al Basri Mosque in Al Safiya; Prince Qutuz Mosque in Rashidiya; Al Maghfirah Mosque in Ajman Industrial Area; and Sheikh Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan and Fatima Al Harmoudi Mosques in Al Jaraf.
Captain Sultan Al Zaabi, Head of Information and Public Relations Section noted that this initiative was proposed by employee Nawal Abdullah Hassan, to highlight the Directorate General's humanitarian role towards society, out of its keenness to enhance community participation to achieve closer fraternal cohesion and identify the needs of the various segments of society.
The “Salsabil” initiative is one of many community-based initiatives launched by the Directorate General in this regard; notably the “Mir Ramadan” charity initiative. It aims to collect raw food materials from the Directorate General's employees and distribute them to 27 needy families through the Hawa' (Eve) Committee, which successfully carried out the initiative for the third running year.
“The Directorate is planning to implement more community-based initiatives during the holy month of Ramadan, notably the (Ramadan Water Initiative) to distribute water and juices on fasting people; (My Prayers, My Koran in Ramadan) to distribute Qurans and prayer rugs to worshipers; and the (Fasting Meals) to distribute meal vouchers on fasting people”, indicated Captain Al Zaabi.