The Dubai Charity Association has announced plans to construct Tolerance Village in Niger to mark Zayed Humanitarian Work Day.

Coinciding with the Year of Tolerance, the one-year project, which costs a total of AED1.4 million and will be funded by the association, will begin shortly, with the support of the government of Niger.

The project will include the construction of 100 mud houses and a 100m2-mosque with a capacity to house 200 worshippers, as well as a school with six classrooms and a two-room classroom for vocational training, Arabian Business reported.

Ahmed Mismar, secretary-general of the Dubai Charity Association, said the school will accommodate 245 students.

He added that the project will also include a clinic with three rooms and a reception area, an artesian well with a solar-powered pump that will benefit 2,000 people, as well as three retail outlets.

Mismar said that the project aims to eliminate poverty and famine, support education, and raise the living standards of Muslim families in the area.

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