ABU DHABI, 20th September, 2022 (WAM) — The Authority of Social Contribution (Ma’an) revealed today that it has, from its inception until the end of H1 2022, allocated a total of AED168.9 million across priority sectors, including education, health, family cohesion, social support.
The total of its contributions represents 35.1 percent of the total financial contributions received by the Authority from different institutions and individuals through the Social Investment Fund since its establishment, which total AED480.9 million, this was announced by Salama Al Ameemi, Director-General of Ma’an, at a press conference.
The authority received these contributions as part of its support for the three key social priorities officially approved by the Department of Community Development in Abu Dhabi (DCD).
The social priorities identified by Ma’an to offer financial support included education, health, family cohesion, social support, living necessities and issues resulting from the COVID-19 pandemic. As part of the drive, 49 social initiatives and programmes were run by various government entities and non-profit social organisations based in Abu Dhabi.
According to the figures from Statistics Centre Abu Dhabi (SCAD), the financial allocations made by Ma’an for various social programmes and initiatives made a significant positive impact on the lives of 695,000 citizens and residents across Abu Dhabi, accounting for 24 percent of the emirate’s 2.9 million population.
Al Ameemi said, “The profound impact that Ma’an’s social support initiatives and programmes have on the Abu Dhabi community is the outcome of the solidarity and cooperation that exist among various segments of the community in Abu Dhabi and the UAE, both at individuals and organisational levels.
“The total value of financial assistance provided by Ma’an to its beneficiaries stood at AED168.9 million. Of this, nearly AED66.3 million was allocated to initiatives and programmes supporting the education sector, accounting for 39.3 percent, whereas the programmes and initiatives related to healthcare received AED47.9. million, accounting for 28.4 percent. Furthermore, AED 54.6 million was allocated for community support priorities, representing 32.3 percent of the total allocations.”