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Voluntary group collects RO43,000 for prisoners’ release in a day

26 Apr 2021 By MOHAMMED TAHA

To spread love and encourage community welfare work, Al Ithar Voluntary Group collected more than RO43,000 in just a single day this Ramadan to secure the release 27 prisoners as part of the Fak Kurbah initiative, besides distributing 900 iftar meals every day the holy month. 

The group’s iftar meals initiative launched with the slogan ‘Itaam’ – or feeding – is aimed at needy families. 

Operating under the umbrella of the Committee for Social Development in the Ministry of Social Development in the wilayat of Seeb, the group’s other initiatives this Ramadan include supporting people who have lost their jobs as a result of the ongoing economic slowdown and COVID-19 pandemic. 

Speaking to Muscat Daily, Sakina al Hosani, head of the group, said, “Everyday, we prepare 800 to 900 iftar meals and distribute these from 4pm to 6pm among families with limited income and some workers.” 

Sakina informed that the group has been distributing iftar meals since 2014 in Seeb. “We cooperate with some Omani families in preparing the meals. We also prepare Ramadan baskets that include rice, oil and flour. We have given away such baskets among 400 families this Ramadan.”

Al Ithar Voluntary Group’s also sponsors 400 orphans, paying their house rent, electricity and water bills, and looking after their nutritional needs. 

Additionally, the team conducts workshops to help productive families promote their products via Instagram. 

“We are currently focused on helping the needy throughout the month and distributing gifts on Eid al Fitr. We thank all the individuals and companies that have supported us in conducting our work,” Sakina said. 

The team can be reached via Instagram and Twitter at @ethar_group

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