By Staff writer
Funds are being used to provide additional relief to the health sector and food packages during Covid-19 pandemic
Two Emirati children have made a AED1,000 donation to the ‘Together We Are Good’ programme.
Seven-year-old Ahmed Yehia Al Hashimi and his eight-year-old friend Meshal Mubarak Al Rashedi made the pledge to the fund, which is being run by the Authority of Social Contribution – Ma’an, in Abu Dhabi.
Al Hashimi said: “Our country is known for its leadership, and quality of its healthcare and education, and it is our role to contribute and be parts of the national efforts to overcome these challenges.”
The ‘Together We Are Good’ programme is the first project of Ma’an’s Social Fund that allows community contributions to help tackle social challenges. The fund is the official government channel to receive contributions from the community to tackle pressing social challenges.
To date, the funds contributed have been used to provide additional relief to the health sector and food packages to those in quarantine during the current coronavirus crisis.
“I have participated in this campaign as a national duty. We are united," added Al Rashedi.
Participants wishing to contribute financially can send SMS messages to 6670 (AED 1000), 6678 (500 AED), 6683 (100 AED) and 6658 (50 AED). They can also call 8005-MAAN for volunteering and in-kind and financial contributions above AED 1,000 or send messages on WhatsApp on 0543055366. Transfers can also be made via First Abu Dhabi Bank using the IBAN number: AE100351011003988349032. In-kind contributions include equipment, buildings, services, and time as well as expert volunteering efforts.
For more information on how to contribute, visit the official web portal http://togetherwearegood.ae/