148,000 dinars collected by Kuwaitis in less than an hour for ‘relief’ of Pakistani people

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KUWAIT CITY, Sept 6: Today, the Ministry of Social Affairs, in cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, and a group of charity societies launched a joint campaign for Pakistan relief, reports Al-Qabas daily. During the first hours of the campaign, more than 6,397 citizens and residents came forward, and made serious donations for the support and relief of those afflicted in Pakistan. They were able to collect 148,000 dinars in less than an hour, from the start of the donation campaign. In the campaign, only financial electronic donations were allowed, whether through Knet or Visa and MasterCard, which allowed the participation of donors from outside Kuwait.

The Acting Undersecretary of the Ministry of Social Affairs and Community Development, Musallam Al-Subaie, affirmed that Kuwait has an honorable history in the field of charity work which made the State of Kuwait a station of good and peace and a home for humanity. Al-Subaie said in a press statement on the occasion of the International Charitable Day, which falls on September 5 of each year, that Kuwait contributed to alleviate the suffering of the poor and afflicted in various parts of the world, pointing out that charity work is rooted in Kuwait and means a lot to it and is an integral part of its fragrant journey. He pointed out that the Ministry of Social Affairs urges charity work as a means of permanent support to the needy and downtrodden and those afflicted by man-made and natural calamities, and to build bridges of human communication to achieve this noble goal.

Meanwhile, according to reliable sources in the Ministry of Social Affairs, the ministry, represented by the Charitable Societies Department, has completed handing over “usernames” and “passwords” to about 64 charitable societies to enter the automated system for collecting donations, something that the ministry is working on launching soon following the completion of the phase of collecting and entering data for each charitable society separately, reports Al-Anba daily.

The sources explained that the ministry will later upload charitable projects on the special platform in accordance with the rules and conditions in force for the requests to implement annual charitable projects inside and outside Kuwait. It falls within six models – construction (internal and external), social development (internal and external), and sponsorships (internal and external), various projects (internal and external), external relief campaigns, and seasonal (internal and external) campaigns. They affirmed that the approved electronic mechanism for collecting donations enjoys a high degree of confidentiality in preserving the data and information of the charitable societies by up to 100 percent. The sources indicated that the automated system is expected to be launched before the beginning of next year.

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