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RAF opens orphanage in Indonesia


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Al Bayan House for Orphan Care has been financed by pilgrims in form of donations while performing Haj last year

 Sheikh Thani Bin Abdullah Foundation for Humanitarian Services (RAF) has opened an orphanage at a cost of QR1.2m in Saraghin Governorate of Indonesia. Some 36 orphan children enrolled to the orphan house.
The project, Al Bayan House for Orphan Care’, has been financed by pilgrims in form of donations while performing Haj last year. The orphanage has been named after Al Bayan Haj and Omra Tour Operator who had organised the trip.
The facility over an area of 3,000sqm comprises three classrooms, three living rooms, a mosque, a health clinic, a library with a study hall, a computer room, a guesthouse, a kitchen and a surface water well. Commercial shops have also been built so that rents can be used to cover operation costs of the orphanage. A bus has also been provided to ferry students. The orphanage has been completed within a year. The inaugural ceremony was attended by a RAF delegation, by Saleh bin Hamad Al Marri, Ambassador of Mercy.
Senior officials from the Qatari Embassy in Jakarta were also present, along with Qusdinar Sukawati, Governor of Saraghin, his deputy and other officials.
“We support RAF’s development projects in our country,” said Sukawati. “RAF has implemented several social, educational, development, humanitarian projects to support orphans throughout the country,” said Ali Sadi, Head, Al Sela Organisation, a partner of RAF in Indonesia.
“Orphan care is an important social work and the initiative will help grow and educate orphan children. It is not new project for RAF. It opened an orphanage with the capacity of hundreds of children in Sumatra last year and built another with the capacity of 360 orphans in Java.”
RAF also built Islamic centres, mosques, surface water wells and income-generation projects among other social and developments projects.