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Monday, 21 December 2015

Zakat Foundation of America tours project sites

Mr Kemal Ali Berru, Programme Director of Zakat Foundation of America, a Chicago-based Islamic charity organisation, has toured some of its project sites in Ghana.

Mr Berru told journalists that the local office of the Foundation is in Kumasi, working in the areas of education, health, livelihood empowerment and humanitarian assistance in the Brong-Ahafo, Northern and Upper East Regions.

Mr Selia Alhassan, the Country Representative, disclosed that the organisation is currently implementing a livelihood programme at Jugboi in the Bole District in the Northern Region, where it had set up a cassava processing plant to help women farmers to process the crop to earn a living.

The Foundation has also established two other vocational training centres in Kumasi and Bole equipping beneficiaries with machines to be self-employed.

Mr Salia also spoke about other interventions of the Foundation, which includes the provision of medical supplies to four hospitals and 32 water wells across Bole, Bawku and Binduri.

He said the interventions are helping to transform lives, and pledged to improve on them to touch more lives.

Mr Birru expressed gratitude to all partners, including the district assemblies, for their collaboration to ensure the delivery of the projects.

(Ghana Web / 20 December 2015)
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