Direct Aid Society participated in the world conference of the leading experiences in the fields of charitable and humanitarian work organized recently by Umm Al Qura University in Mecca in order to set up communication among various charities and humanitarian societies and to attract local and international researchers in this field.
The conference was held under the patronage of the Custodian of the Two Holy Mosques King Abdullah Bin Abdul Aziz and of a distinct partnership between Albir Chair for Humanitarian in Umm Al Qura University and the Muslim World League and the Alber Makkah Society.
Upon speaking about the experience of Direct Aid Society in the field of education, Dr. Abdullah Al-Sumait, general manager of the Society, said “Direct Aid Society has considered interest in education in Africa as its top priority and it adopted that as a strategic goal raising the slogan “Education is a legitimate right for every child in Africa”.
Therefore, the Society has established different types of schools and it set up training courses for teachers and it sponsored many of the students scholarships to study whether in Africa or elsewhere. It also has translated several books in addition to its efforts in the development of educational curricula suitable for the African environment.
Sumait added: “The Society now owns and operates 3 universities and 200 schools and it sponsors the education for 100 thousand children in Africa, in addition to the scholarships it offers for more than 6 thousand students”He concluded ” Direct Aid Society has gained international trust which made it accredited by United Nations as a formal relief body, in addition to gaining diplomatic immunity in a large number of African countries.”
The conference discussed the leading experiences of the institutions and charities in providing aspects of different care for children and young people and people with special needs, and in achieving community partnership in the areas of education and scientific research, as well as the leading experiences in the areas of sustainable development and the development of resources in charitable and humanitarian organizations.
On the sidelines of the conference, two workshops have been held for the participants and they discussed how to design professional programs in the philanthropy and humanitarian field and also modern methods in the evaluation of projects and programs of charity work.