NGO News

Over 14,000 war refugees living in Jordan and Lebanon have found new lease to happiness and hope through recently-concluded training programs conducting by the International Association for Human Values (IAHV) and its sister organization The Art of Living. The Project which started in 2016 aims to reach out to another 4000 vulnerable, at-risk and high potential Iraqi and Syrian refugees by mid of next year, accomplishing the task of providing relief to a almost 18,000 people on completion.

The Sharjah-based Kalimat Foundation for Children’s Empowerment (KF), has supplied 1,000 books to ten Armenian public libraries, which include a variety of genres and aim to offer easy reads to Arab refugee children and young adults.

Noor Bank, a leading Shari’a-compliant bank in the UAE, has contributed AED1 million from its late payments fund to Al Jalila Foundation, a UAE-based global not-for-profit organisation dedicated to transforming people’s lives through medical treatment, research and education.

Keeping a consistent effort to work with potential new partners and exchange industry knowledge and expertise, Emirates Publishers Association (EPA) concluded its robust participation at the 70th edition of the Frankfurt Book Fair in Germany. This year’s event contributed to greater insights, discussions of projects and initiatives that will develop the publishing industry further in the UAE.

Sage Foundation, the philanthropic arm of Sage, awarded £25,000 (AED120,787) worth of grants for the Big Give Live, a social impact initiative that provides non-profits with access to human and financial capital at GITEX Technology Week 2018, in Dubai.