“The Directorate of Social Development in Mirbat and other specialised consultancy firms are coordinating and managing the implementation of the initiative. We have collected RO433,174 so far,” Dr Shamsa al Harthy, director common of Dar al Atta’a, told Muscat Daily.
Dr Shamsa stated they are focussing on Mirbat in Dhofar as a lot of charitable activities are getting completed in other wilayats.
“We conducted field visits and social researches in Mirbat and prepared a report on the list of families that need support. Some houses were found badly damaged and we can’t repair them. We would rather rebuild such houses from scratch,” she stated.
Various government bodies, businesses and folks donate for the charity. “The amount we have collected so far will be used to cover 40 to 50 houses but if we manage to generate more funds for the campaign we will increase it to 100 houses,” Dr Shamsa stated.
Lauding the generous nature of individuals of Oman, Dr Shamsa stated that in spite of the financial downturn individuals nevertheless donate.
“Communities and individuals, especially in southern Oman, donate a lot of money but sometimes we need to organise the efforts and find out suitable places where money can be utilised well to avoid duplication,” she stated.
Building homes for individuals is Dar al Atta’a’s priority.
“If you do not have a house, you are not going to have a stable social life. Dar al Atta’a is the only charity association that builds houses for people, and so far we have managed to build 75 new houses since we started. We have done house maintenance works for more than 5,000 houses,” Dr Shamsa stated.
“Individuals and foundations can contribute towards our target of helping 100 families affected by Cyclone Mekunu,” she added.
Donations can be produced to Bank Muscat account quantity: 0315003966850059 or by means of web site donate.om/daralatta
Information Source: Muscat Daily