95393 wells implemented by SCI outside country since 2007

March 21, 2024 / 5:03 PM
Sharjah24: Sharjah Charity International (SCI) revealed that the total number of well projects implemented by SCI since 2007 until the end of last year reached 95393 diverse wells, with a total cost of AED 274.6 million . These projects aim to meet the needs of a large segment of remote areas in many countries suffering from drought and water scarcity throughout the year. The implementation is done in coordination and cooperation with the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the state's embassies and consulates, and through the SCI's offices abroad.
In coinciding with the world's celebration of Water Day, which falls on the 22nd of March every year, SCI emphasizes its leading role in supporting the impoverished populations, especially in remote areas around the world, in line with its humanitarian vision and charitable goals.

Sheikh Saeed bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, Chairman of the Board of Directors, said that after a number of extensive studies and field visits conducted over the past years, the association managed to identify the most needy locations for charitable projects that serve the poor and deserving individuals. Over the course of two decades, the association has dug 95393 wells, including 677 wells in 2007, 690 wells in 2008, 644 wells in 2009, 955 wells in 2010, and 2734 wells in 2011. In 2012, the association dug 2187 wells, while it implemented 2707 wells in 2013, and 3700 wells in 2014.

He continued: SCI continued to implement its projects year after year to provide clean water to the residents of remote areas. During 2015, it managed to dig 9346 wells, followed by 7936 wells in 2016, 10118 wells in 2017, and 9957 wells in 2018. In 2019, 9669 wells were dug, followed by 4626 wells in 2020, and 13511 wells in 2021. During 2022, 7326 wells were dug, compared to 8392 wells in the previous year. Additionally, water networks were extended between neighboring villages, and desalination plants were established to alleviate the daily suffering of the residents due to water scarcity. Previously, they had to undertake long journeys under the scorching sun to reach neighboring villages and fetch drinking water, which was a difficult and burdensome task. Therefore, Sharjah Charity International plays a crucial role, driven by its humanitarian motives and goals, in digging wells in these areas to provide clean water to the residents and facilitate their daily lives, ensuring stability. These wells meet the needs of the residents, including people, livestock, and plants, covering vast areas in African and Asian countries, thanks to the support and contributions of benefactors and donors to the well-digging project.

Sheikh Saqr bin Mohammed Al Qasimi pointed out that the SCI recognizes the significant importance of this project in light of the drought that affects many countries in Africa and Asia, SCI has provided desalination networks in a large number of countries to ensure pure drinking water free from impurities. The wells varied between electric, surface, deep, and artesian wells, depending on the population, geographical nature of the region, and the required cost, which varies from one area to another and from one country to another. He explained that the efforts of SCI in recent years have focused on expanding the utilization of well projects and ensuring the construction of large reservoirs that operate on solar energy. These reservoirs provide drinking water to a large sector of the population in several neighboring villages, leading to stability, tranquility, and spreading joy among the beneficiaries. He expressed deep gratitude to the benevolent donors who have participated with the SCI in providing clean water to the poor in deprived and remote areas.

March 21, 2024 / 5:03 PM

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