Dubai Charity Association project will include the construction of 100 mud houses, a clinic, school and mosque
The Dubai Charity Association has announced a plan to construct the Tolerance Village in Niger to mark Zayed Humanitarian Work Day.
Coinciding with the Year of Tolerance, the one-year project, costing a total of AED1.4 million and funded by the association, will begin after Ramadan, with the support of the government of Niger.
The project will include the construction of 100 mud houses costing AED500,000, and a 100 sq m mosque with a capacity of 200 worshippers costing AED73,500, as well as a school with six classrooms and a two-room classroom for vocational training costing AED215,500, state news agency WAM reported.
Ahmed Mismar, secretary-general of the Dubai Charity Association, said the school will accommodate 245 students.
He added that the project will also include a clinic with three rooms and a reception room costing AED80,000, and an artesian well with a solar-powered pump costing AED81,000 that will benefit 2,000 people, as well as three shops costing AED90,000.
Mismar said that the project aims to eliminate poverty and famine, support education, and raise the living standards of Muslim families, to provide them with a decent life.