The Makkah Charitable Foundation, an affiliate of the Muslim World League, has urged philanthropists to support its various humanitarian and educational programs in the Kingdom and abroad.
Among other projects the foundation sponsors the Iqra private school in Kilo 14, Jeddah, which provides education to 300 poor students. The charity spends about SR400,000 on the school annually.
“Philanthropists are requested to support the school by sponsoring students,” said Dr. Muhammad Omar Badahdah, supervisor of the charity. The fees for each student are SR1,200 monthly.
Providing medical treatment to poor patients in Jeddah is another program of the charity. “About 400 to 450 operations a month are carried out under the program,” he said. The foundation spends about SR2 million monthly on the program.