Participating entities across the UAE pledged to dig 150 wells in 34 countries

 Participating entities across the UAE pledged to dig 150 wells in 34 countries
Published: 18 June 2019 - 1:30 p.m.
The “Well of Hope” campaign will provide clean water to over one million individuals in disadvantaged communities after 21 participating entities across the UAE pledged to dig 150 wells in 34 countries.

The 20-day humanitarian competition, the first of its kind in the region, was launched earlier by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of UAE and Ruler of Dubai, when he urged public and private sector employees across the country to pump the largest amounts of water through a mobile virtual pumping device during the Holy month of Ramadan to be donated to people in need.

The Awqaf and Minors Affairs Foundation in Dubai (AMAF) took the lead through establishing the “Well of Hope” endowment to provide clean water to over 600,000 beneficiaries annually and implement sustainable water-supplying projects in drought-affected communities across the world. The Foundation also recorded high number of participating employees in the competition.

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