Tuesday, December 07
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Volunteers build new homes for needy in Yanqul


To achieve social solidarity and spread love among members of society, over 200 volunteers have come together to build 20 houses for needy families in the wilayat of Yanqul in Dhahirah governorate.  

Yanqul Charity Team launched the initiative in August to help needy families live in the comfort of modern houses. The group, comprising 212 volunteers, is tirelessly working under a campaign called ‘Ma’awa’ (A home). 

The group operates under the umbrella of the Social Development Committee in the Ministry of Social Development in Yanqul, informed Suad Abdullah al Alawi, head of the team. 

“We started our activities in 2011 and the new campaign was launched in August this year.” 

She said that the current campaign aims to improve the standard of life of needy families. 

“We are cooperating with the Zakat Committee of the Ministry of Awqaf and Religious Affairs. We have collected RO20,000 to build about 20 housing units. We help families whose monthly income does not exceed RO400.” 

The campaign will benefit families that haven’t obtained a housing loan from any government agency, Suad said.  

“We follow certain specifications suiting the Omani environment when building or renovating a house.” 

Suad said it hasn’t been easy to raise finances for the campaign because of the overall economic situation. “Some individuals and private sector companies have come forward to help us as they understand it’s a worthy cause.” 

Talking about the team’s work, she said, “We help insolvent families to become productive. We sponsor about 70 orphans and have maintained and restored more than 70 homes.” 

The team is now planning a centre to help families sell their products.  

“We also hope to establish a headquarter for us. We thank all people and private sector companies that support us.” 

The team can be contacted on 94969333 and 25685631. 

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