‘Our Youth Our Responsibility, Our Zakat Our Immunity’ Initiative aligned with ADU’s, Zakat Fund’s Year of Zayed strategy
Abu Dhabi-UAE: 8 August, 2018 – In line with its strategy to support the social and educational development of the UAE, Abu Dhabi University (ADU) has offered its outstanding students who meet the criteria for zakat, scholarships worth AED50 million till date under the initiative ‘Our Youth Our Responsibility, Our Zakat Our Immunity’, run in association with the Zakat Fund.
The annual initiative aims to help deserving students who are eligible for financial support as per the conditions and criteria for zakat complete their bachelor’s programs.
Since its inception in 2010, the initiative through Zakat Fund has achieved great success and collected AED50 million from zakat and other donations, helping to ease the financial burden of over 1,500 deserving students from poor family backgrounds across ADU’s campuses in Abu Dhabi, Al Ain, Dubai, and its learning center in Al Dhafra Region.
His Excellency Ali Saeed bin Harmal Al Dhahiri, Chairman of ADU’s Executive Board, said: “This annual scholarship program reiterates ADU’s sustained efforts and humanitarian role in supporting the educational and social stability of the UAE society. Our efforts articulate the directives of the UAE’s wise leadership to adopt social responsibility practices in the higher education domain in partnership with like-minded organizations.”
He added: “The scholarship program is aligned with ADU’s efforts to support the Year of Zayed initiative, which promotes the values of the founding father of the UAE, late Sheikh Zayed bin Sultan Al Nahyan, such as giving, empowering people, building the nation, promoting wisdom and sustainability, and strengthening social cohesiveness. These values support the advancement of society and accelerate the development of the UAE’s education sector.
“At ADU, we consistently facilitate our students in advancing their academic achievements through providing them with best-in-class opportunities. Through helping the most deserving students pay their tuition fees, thereby significantly easing the financial burden on both students and their parents, ADU encourages them to pursue their academic goals with diligence and earn a reliable academic degree from our prestigious educational institution.”
ADU also invited individuals, organizations and stakeholders to contribute generously to the initiative that expands the opportunities for students to pursue their studies and earn an academic degree in their chosen fields.