The Ministry of Technology and Communications (MTC) is conducting a promotional campaign for the donation portal www.donate.om.
The campaign is being run through its official social media channels under the theme of ‘700 Times’. The portal, which is managed by MTC, includes 31 charitable organisations with focus on different areas such as motherhood and childhood, environment, zakat and charity, building mosques and Q’uran schools in addition to social care for people with special needs, orphans, sick and families with low incomes.
This year, the portal features a number of accounts for some charitable organisations that collect donations to help those affected by the coronavirus pandemic, especially employees and small business owners, whose activities have been suspended temporarily as part of precautionary measures to curb the spread of the virus.
The ministry also reached an agreement with the commercial banks operating in the sultanate to cancel bank transfer fees on all donations within the portal so that people can donate to any type of charity starting from RO1 to RO999.
The entire amount will be transferred to the organisation without any transfer fees.