Sheikha Aisha City in Sudan benefits 5,000 residents

April 26 2017
 The newly inaugurated Sheikha Aisha bint Hamad al-Attiyah City in Sudan includes 200 housing units and a number of facilities, benefiting some 5,000 people.
In a statement, Qatar Charity (QC) also stressed that the city would provide “comprehensive care and economic empowerment to orphans in an integrated social, educational, health and recreational environment”.
People living in the surrounding regions can also take advantage of the city’s services, QC has said.
HE Sheikh Thani bin Hamad al-Thani inaugurated the city at Ad-Damir, River Nile State, recently in the presence of Abdul Rahman al-Sadeq al-Mahdi, assistant of the Sudanese president, a number of ministers and the governor of River Nile State.
The delegation also included Sheikh Hamad bin Nasser bin Jassem al-Thani, QC’s chairman of the Board of Directors; Faisal Abdullah bin Zaid al-Mahmoud, member of the QC Board; Yousef bin Ahmed al-Kuwari, CEO of QC; Khalid bin Abdul Wahid al-Hammadi, director-general of the Regulatory Authority for Charitable Activities (Raca); and Bader bin Abdul Rahman al-Mahmoud, director of the
Licensing Department, Raca.
The city consists of 200 houses, four schools, a kindergarten, a health centre with 18 doctors and nurses, a vocational training centre with 28 trainers, a mosque with a capacity of 850, three playgrounds, a park for children, two artesian wells, 28 coolers, 32 shops, two swap meets for selling vegetables and fruits, and a sewage system that enables the residents to live in a clean and safe environment.
The total cost of the project amounts to QR42.2mn, including the sponsorship of 500 orphans and families, and the operation and maintenance of service projects. The project covers an area of 200,000sq m north of Ad-Damir.
Ad-Damir in River Nile State was chosen to implement this project as it is the least developed, lacks basic infrastructure and suffers from low literacy rates.
The orphans’ sponsorship is an important part of Qatar Charity’s social welfare services, with a
total of 110,017 orphans worldwide.
QC said it was keen to provide services to the largest number of orphans. As a result, it has already launched an international initiative for providing care and sponsoring orphans around the world to implement multidisciplinary development projects. The Rufaqaa initiative focuses on the issues of children and orphans around the world through carrying out effective programmes. It also supports orphans’ families and contributes to their
economic empowerment.
Since the opening of its office in Sudan in 1994, QC has sponsored 8,000 female and male orphans, built 400 mosques and 28 schools, constructed 50 multi-service centres and 40 health centres, dug 500 wells, distributed more than 623 water coolers and inaugurated the 26km road linking Eritrea and Sudan. In addition, QC built the two model villages of Alafa and Talkuk in the eastern state of Kassala in 2010.
QC also built a service complex as part of Qatar’s Darfur Initiative in 2014 as well as integrated water stations.