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Zakat Fund and ADU Launch Annual Fundraising Initiative ‘Our Youth Our Responsibility, Our Zakat Our Immunity' For The 12th Year In A Row

The strategic partnership raises more than AED 71 million worth of funds in support of 3,580 students.

Zakat Fund and Abu Dhabi University (ADU) have launched the ‘Our Youth Our Responsibility, Our Zakat Our Immunity' initiative for the twelve year consecutively in support of both local and expatriate students.

Since its launch, the initiative has raised more than AED 71 million and extended financial aid to 3,580 students. This year, the fund aims to reduce the financial burden of 500 deserving students who are eligible zakat recipients.

His Excellency Abdullah Bin Aqeeda Al Muhairi, Secretary General of Zakat Fund, commented, “For the past eleven years, the ‘Our Youth Our Responsibility, Our Zakat Our Immunity' initiative has continued to raise funds in support of deserving and eligible students. This has been made possible through the joint efforts of the Zakat Fund and Abu Dhabi University. Our combined efforts, for more than a decade, has supported the UAE’s education system by providing valuable academic opportunities for young people. The Zakat Fund builds on our collective obligation to strengthening social solidarity amongst both individuals and institutions.”

He added, “We look forward again to extending our support to as many local and expatriate students as possible who meet the zakat requirements according to the approved regulations of the Zakat Fund. The initiative has allocated AED 60 million each academic year covering students’ tuition fees throughout their study at Abu Dhabi University. The Zakat Fund has taken multiple measures to ensure that funds reach those that are most in need.”

His Excellency Dr. Ali Saeed Bin Harmal Al Dhaheri, Chairman of the Board of Directors of Abu Dhabi University, emphasized the importance of the initiative in providing better opportunities for students with limited financial resources and outstanding academic performance. The fund enables these students to excel in their field of study while reducing their financial burden. Dr. H.E Al Dhaheri reaffirmed Abu Dhabi University’s commitment to building strategic partnerships with leading organizations such as the Zakat Fund. ADU’s Chairman reaffirmed that Abu Dhabi University and the Zakat Fund will continue to work together to extend support to deserving undergraduate students in the University’s Abu Dhabi or Al Ain campuses, which is what the initiative has succeeded in doing since its launch more than a decade ago.

H.E. Dr. Bin Harmal added that the initiative has seen many of its beneficiaries graduate and enter the labor market with confidence. He pointed out that Abu Dhabi University is proud of the success of this initiative in collecting generous funds to support the needs of thousands of students while contributing to the UAE’s development and progress.

Their Excellencies Al Muhairi and Bin Harmal added that through this collaboration between Zakat Fund and Abu Dhabi University, they aspire to encourage individuals, governments, and corporations in the UAE to make impactful donations that will help young people realize their academic goals at ADU, as well as their personal dreams in the future.

Donors can donate via cash or bank check by submitting the donations directly to the Zakat Fund or Abu Dhabi University, using the name ‘Our Youth Our Responsibility, Our Zakat Our Immunity'. Donors can also transfer the donations via bank to the Zakat Fund account number: 16420661, IBAN AE300500000000016420661 (Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank) or send an SMS with the code ج'‘ or ‘U’ according to the donation value using 8010 for AED 10, 8050 for AED 50, 8100 for AED 100 and 8200 for AED 200 donations.

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