National Bank of Abu Dhabi staff donate Dh150,000 to educate orphans

The money has gone to the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation, which said it would be used to help orphans get an education in countries including Afghanistan.

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ABU DHABI // Staff at National Bank of Abu Dhabi donated Dh150,000 to the Khalifa bin Zayed Al Nahyan Foundation to help educate orphans.

Mohammed Haji Al Khouri, executive director of the Khalifa Foundation, said: “This contribution from the staff at NBAD will go towards helping student orphans overcome financial burdens that often prevent them from pursuing an education.”

The charity has many projects around the world, including an orphanage in Kandahar, Afghanistan, a country where it works on several projects and where five Emirati humanitarian aid workers recently lost their lives.

Other projects it has in Afghanistan include a nutrition project that benefits 15 million people, and Ramadan humanitarian programmes carried out every year for fasting Muslims across 18 provinces.

The foundation is also a big supporter of Syrian refugees in Lebanon and provides aid for underprivileged Gazans.

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