Bayt Mal Al Quds Agency: Approval of development projects worth $1 million in Jerusalem
The Rabat-based Bayt Mal Al Quds Acharif Agency on Wednesday approved the first part of social and human development projects in Al Quds Acharif under its 2022 annual plan for a total amount of one million dollars, within the framework of the unwavering solicitude of King Mohammed VI, Chairman of the Al-Quds Committee, towards the holy city and its inhabitants.
This first part concerns the social assistance program ($400,000) which aims in particular to double the number of orphans cared for by the Agency, the continuation of support for needy Maqdessie families who benefit of daily humanitarian aid, and the allocation of 4,000 complete food parcels, which will be distributed in two phases, during the next month of Ramadan, the agency said in a press release.
This financing also concerns the launch of the second phase of the project “Civil initiatives for a sustainable human development program in Al Quds” for a total amount of $415,000. The funds will finance 10 new projects for the benefit of Maqdessie associations dealing with human development.
The Agency has also approved the financing of projects in the fields of arts, heritage and cultural industries to the tune of $150,000 for the benefit of two cultural centers and two associations active in the field of cultural entertainment in Al-Quds. Part of this amount will support the activities of a research center specializing in Islamic-Christian religious rapprochement and religious, heritage and cultural studies in the Holy Land.
In addition, $40,000 were mobilized in the form of incentive grants for the benefit of student researchers specialized in the field of the media to carry out research and documentary studies on Al Quds, its history and the various aspects linking Moroccans to this holy city, and this, within the framework of the first edition of the “Al Quds Acharif” Prize for Journalistic Excellence for the benefit of students of the Institute of Information and Communication in Morocco and the master of information in Al-Quds University.