Jeddah-based non-profit reaches out to the underprivileged
This year the organization has chosen to demonstrate their social responsibility by empathizing with labor camp workers
The local chapter of the Muslim Educational Society (MES), a reputable non-profit organization working for the uplift of Muslims in India, has blazed a new path for itself by finding alternative channels to reach out to the underprivileged in society.
This year the organization has chosen to demonstrate their social responsibility by empathizing with workers living in labor camps in the industrial area of Jeddah.
It organized a mass iftar for around 800 people in one camp on July 5. The guests and hosts sat together to break their fast, emphasizing solidarity with each other. A second iftar was held on July 11 at a couple of other camps where some 700 workers were living under bare minimum facilities.
Organizers said MES would hold another mass iftar for around 1,000 people on July 15, which will be followed by a third one next week. These two iftars will be held with contributions from benevolent people from the community while the first two were funded solely by the group's members.
MES, which runs scores of colleges and schools in India, organized last month an education excellence competition for around 6,000 Indian students. The finals of the competition will be held immediately after the reopening of the schools after the summer break.
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