What is Aid and Development?
Aid and Development seeks to implement development and humanitarian projects which target sustainable and long-term change. The principles of sustainable-based projects address the root causes of poverty and seek to empower communities by supporting and interacting with local organisations. Our Health, Water and Educational Projects come under Aid and Development.
What does the ‘Gaza Education’ Project carry out?
‘Gaza Education’ is under our Education Projects. The conflict in Palestine has challenged the education of all students, particularly University Students. Donating to the ‘Gaza Education Fund’ makes a financial contribution towards meeting tuition fees of selected Palestinian students who are pursuing their higher education in Malaysian universities. The students have no financial income. Female students will be receiving the special preferences in receiving scholarships. The Scholarships cover PhD, Masters and Bachelor students.
What does the ‘Mali Water’ Project carry out?
‘Mali Water’ is under our Water Projects. To reduce mortality and increase sanitation rates, the project creates WASH facilities that are close to the communities. Boreholes will be constructed so that the targeted households can collect safe and clean water for approximately a year. The water can be used for various purposes. In Mali, the access to safe, clean drinking water is a significant concern for the rural population. In fact, one of the leading causes of child deaths is linked to contaminated water which contributes to disease.
What does the ‘Lebanon Disability ’ Project carry out?
‘Lebanon Disability Centre’ is under our Health Projects. Ain El-Helwi in Saida, the largest Palestinian refugee camp in Lebanon, houses nearly 120,000 people. Among them, an estimated 1,200 people have some sort of disability; whilst 95% of them do not have any health cover. IRAUS supports a centre inside the camp that renders services to improve the quality of life and wellbeing of people with disabilities (PWDs), especially children and young people. The centre partners with civil society organisations and public hospitals specialised in the areas of disability, rehabilitation and integration.