Foundation set up in memory of Sharjah Ruler's son

Institution will honour Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi and focus on humanitarian work

SHARJAH , UNITED ARAB EMIRATES – Dec 15 , 2013 : Badr Jafar , CEO of Gulftainer ( left )  , Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi ( center ) during the launch of Gulftainer Global Expansion Goals at Sharjah Chamber of Commerce in Sharjah. ( Pawan Singh / The National ) For Business. Story by Frank  *** Local Caption ***  PS1512- GULFTAINER06.jpg
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A charitable foundation has been established in memory of the son of the Ruler of Sharjah.

The new institution, set up to honour Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi, will “continue to realise his vision and aspirations in humanitarian work”.

Sheikh Khalid died in London earlier this month at the age of 39. His father, Sheikh Dr Sultan bin Muhammad Al Qasimi, issued a decree establishing the Khalid bin Sultan Al Qasimi Humanitarian Foundation.

It will run as a non-profit organisation and will be exempt from government taxes and fees other than utility charges. It will be funded by donations and grants.

“The foundation aims to commemorate the blessed anniversary of the late Sheikh Khalid bin Sultan bin Mohammed Al Qasimi, and to continue to realise his vision and aspirations in humanitarian work,” Wam, the UAE state news agency, reported.

Its work will include “sustainable programmes and projects that serve humanity in all fields at the local and international levels, providing assistance to support and improve the healthcare, education and infrastructure sectors, and any other objectives assigned to the foundation by the Chairman of the Board of Trustees,” the announcement read.

Three days of national mourning were announced following the death of Sheikh Khalid, who was a designer in the UK and was the chairman of Sharjah Urban Planning Council. He also led work on Sharjah Architecture Triennial, a series of events held every three years.