The humanitarian initiative focussed on hundreds of orphaned school children in the capital Sarajevo.
Hundreds of vulnerable orphan children received bags and other school supplies from Qatar Charity [QC] in its latest humanitarian effort to help some of society’s most vulnerable in Bosnia and Herzegovina.
The bags— distributed t0 200 pupils— included textbooks and notepads for children unable to afford them, with QC aiming to encourage and facilitate the orphans’ education.
Despite more than two decades passing, Bosnia is still recovering from the bloody war which devastated it during the 1990s, long-lasting damage to its infrastructure and economy has yet to be reversed and the consequences of having more than two million people displaced by the war are still apparent today. Around 17 percent of the population live below the nationally defined poverty line, many of them children.
To help aid those in need, QC launched an annual campaign to distribute bags to orphan students in Sarajevo at the start of the school year to assist them with their studies, the organisation said in a statement. This, QC added, “will contribute to the growth and development of their societies.”
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The NGO sponsors 2,774 people from low-income families, orphans, people with special needs, and teachers.
This comes within the framework of the “Rofaqaa” campaign launched back in 2013 to provide social care and services to children and orphans around the world. The campaign holds effective programs that contribute to confronting everything that threatens or endangers children’s lives, in addition to fostering leadership and the concept of social solidarity.
Since its inception in 1992, Qatar Charity has managed to reach 29 million people through large scale projects at a total cost of 1.2 billion US dollars.
The organisation carries out a range of projects across developmental and humanitarian fields in more than 50 countries, including Syria, Turkey, Lebanon, Palestine, Pakistan, Bangladesh, Sudan, Kyrgyzstan, Mali, Chad, and Kenya.