Qatar Charity Society (QCS) yesterday launched two developmental projects in the West Bank and the Gaza Strip, which are valued at over QR18m.
A QCS delegation, now visiting the Palestinian Territories headed by Abdullah bin Hussein Al Neima, the Deputy Chairman of QCS Board of Directors, launched the two projects — developing the village of Faroush Beit Al Digin located in Al Aghwar, which is valued at QR3.6m and the renovation of 34 schools in the Gaza Strip at to the tune of QR14.6m
The Faroush Beit Al Digin village development project is scheduled to be completed within a year and is expected to provide renewable electrical power to the village, reclaim agricultural lands to produce a harvest in the coming seasons, provide health and social services to the people and help solve their problems.
Addressing a press conference held here yesterday, Al Neima said that the QCS would focus its strategy on carrying out sustainable developmental programmes plus a set of projects in the area adjacent to the wall, the rural areas, and areas classified as “C” in partnership with the local societies and institutions in order to ensure continuity.
The representative of the Palestinian President Rafiq Al Natsha and the Palestinian Minister of Awqaf (Islamic Endowments) Mahmoud Al Habbash were also present at the press conference.
Al Neima made clear that these projects fall within efforts of QCS has adopted in the aftermath of the recent Israeli war on the Gaza Strip and under the direct supervision of QCS offices opened in Gaza and Ramallah and in cooperation with the Palestinian local societies. Since the opening of its offices in Hebron, and Gaza in 1996, the QCS has managed, through its continuing partnership with the civil society institutions and the other local, regional and international humanitarian organisations, to carry out a large number of programmes and projects on health, education, water, developmental and relief areas in addition to mother and child care services with finances of around $43m
He said the QCS has scored tangible services in the occupied Palestinian Territories over the past 10 years recalling that the society has sponsored about 8,000 orphans and families and carried out hundreds of income-generating projects to enable poor families to depend on themselves.
The QCS has renovated and furnished 25 schools, faculty and educational facilities in the Territories and rehabilitated about 34 clinics, hospitals and health centres and about 14 mosques.
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