Apr 18 2009
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Alwaleed bin Talal Foundation Donates $200,000 to the Islamic Development Bank, Malawi
The Islamic Development Bank was established to foster the economic development and social progress of its member countries and Muslim communities in non-member countries in accordance with the principles of Shari'ah. It is a specialized institution of the Organization of the Islamic Conference (OIC).
The project aims at providing access to basic health care in Malawi's Muslim majority areas in coordination with the Health Department, reducing the child and maternal mortality. The construction of 3 health centers, consisting of an out-patient block, a maternity block and staff quarters, will be part of Community Centers in rural areas. Each Community Center is planned to consist of a mosque, a health center, a primary school and a water-well for clean water. Moreover, the project will provide much needed basic health care service to 80,000 inhabitants of 100 villages.
HRH through Alwaleed bin Talal Foundation has donated to many philanthropic projects globally including, $100,000 to the Earth Institute at Columbia University-Millennium Villages project, $104,327 to The Susie Reizod Foundation's project: New Shoes Donations to Children in Need in Catastrophe Areas of Africa and Asia, $687,500 to the Cambodian Muslim Community Development, Revolving Leadership Program; $500,000 to the Turquoise Mountain, Afghanistan; $766,848 to Leadership University College, Bangladesh; and a $1 million donation to The Right to Live Society (RLS). HRH recently announcement his readiness to donate over 100 housing units with a total of SR5 million to victims of the run down slum areas in Cairo, a $235,282 donation to Oxfam's project to Increase Market Access for Women in Senegal, and donated $356,500 to Deworm the World Initiative. The initiative was presented by Young Global Leaders (YGL) Education Taskforce at the Davos World Economic Forum. Last year HRH made a $360,000 donation to SOS Children's Village in Indonesia and made a substantial emergency donation to Indonesia's flood victims. In 2006, HRH made a donation for the Yemen landslide victims and in the same year donated $1 million through the United Nations World Food Program (UNWFP) to the drought-ravaged people of Kenya. His Highness had made a SR20 million donation to Pakistan's earth quake victims in 2005. Other major donations made by HRH included $19 million to South East Asia's Tsunami victims, $830,000 donation to the families of the Egyptian train fire victims, 80 tons of supplies to the Algerian quake victims, $500,000 to Jammeh Foundation for Peace in The Gambia to fund a diagnostic center, one million Egyptian Pounds (LE) in support of Mrs. Susanne Mubarak campaign for the treatment of children suffering from cancer, $5 million to assist in the rescue and rebuilding efforts in the wake of floods in Morocco, $5 million to support the Carter Center Peace and Health programs in Africa, and the rebuilding of Zayzoon village in Syria after it was wiped by floods caused by the collapse of a dam.
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