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Tuesday , November 13 2018

Tag Archives: charities

Our and Western charities

I do not know if it is stupidity or ignorance to think about comparing the size and quality of financial, technical and medical aid offered by Western charities with similar institutions in the Gulf countries. This is indeed unfair, and I am confident that some people working in our institutions …

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Kuwait ranks 33rd in ‘World Giving Index’ – Indonesia tops chart

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 29: The Charities Aid Foundation (CAF), in its annual World Giving Index (WGI) on global generosity says there is a significant growth in volunteering and helping a stranger around the world, according to a report issued by the foundation. The report based on the WGI shows more …

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‘Sea of Nizar’ & charities

‘End suffering’ ‘If I knew that love was very dangerous, I would not have loved,” said Nizar Qabbani in his masterpiece The Message from Underwater. If I knew the sea was too deep, I would have never sailed. I would say that if I had known that the charity had …

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‘Need to reform charities’ – Am I a dumb devil?

I was not surprised when a number of decision-makers drew my attention to the draft law which was submitted to the National Assembly to regulate charity work which also calls for imprisonment and fine for those who doubt its work. This is not because I am a legislator, or an activist …

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‘Cut telephone lines over text msgs on donations’

MoSAL sends official letters to telecom firms KUWAIT CITY, Nov 2: The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has sent official letters to the three telecommunications companies to disconnect immediately the telephone lines of those who ask for donations through text messages, reports Al- Jarida daily quoting reliable sources. The …

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Charities, donations in Kuwait under ‘scrutiny’ – New CSC, KU scam rears head

KUWAIT CITY, Dec 22, (Agencies): All charitable donations, spending of the granted funds as well as works of philanthropic associations in the State of Kuwait are subject to stringent scrutiny by the relevant authorities, a ranking official re-affirmed on Thursday. Donated funds, ways of their expenditure and tasks of the …

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Dubai detains charity Briton

DUBAI, United Arab Emirates, Aug 19, (AP): A British- Australian dual national living in Dubai who wanted to raise money for Afghans who fled their country’s long war has been detained for weeks over promoting a charity, his supporters said Friday. Scott Richards’ case appears to be the first prosecuted …

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Labor drafts law on charities

KUWAIT CITY, March 20: The Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor has drafted a law that will govern the charities and volunteer work, reports Al-Jaridah daily. The bill consists of 18 items, most notably the chapter of penalties, which will be applied on the offenders. One of the articles (Article …

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Charities to be inspected

KUWAIT CITY, Nov 6:  Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor is preparing to evaluate 132 public welfare and charity organizations in the country during the coming phase, as a prelude to closing down those that are inactive, reports Al- Seyassah daily quoting informed sources. They explained that the ministry will …

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34 illegal charity branches closed – MoSAL approves dept’s request to collect donations electronically

KUWAIT CITY, Oct 22: Undersecretary of Ministry of Social Affairs and Labor Dr Matar Al-Mutairi has approved a request submitted by the Department of Charity Societies and Donor Organizations to allow collection of donations electronically instead of the branches of charitable societies present throughout the country, reports Aljarida daily quoting …

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