Tue, 06 April 2021
Ramadan is a time for giving and deep self-reflection. The Kingdom has no shortage of charitable organisations or causes which could use the public’s help in terms of funding, volunteering or raising awareness. While there are a multitude of worthy causes, we believe these six have made quite an impact and could use your help!
Founded in the Kingdom of Bahrain in 2016, Shamsaha, which is Arabic for ‘Her Sun’, is a non-profit corporation focusing on women’s empowerment and protection. Shamsaha is the Middle East’s first and only domestic and sexual violence crisis program and has done plenty to protect women across the Kingdom.
Shamsaha has three primary mandates;
1) 24/7 crisis advocacy for women
2) women’s goal-based empowerment case work support and
3) community education and awareness, including mirco-finance.
Shamsaha works tirelessly to give women a voice so they can realise their potential socially and economically. The corporation will be working on a fundraising initiative throughout the holy month in addition to a ‘Micro-finance and Entrepreneurship Project’.
To get volunteer, donate or find out more, visit www.shamsaha.org or call 17 651-421.
AL SANABEL ORPHANS CARE SOCIETY
Since its establishment in 1999, the society has relied on corporate and individual support to care for the Kingdom’s orphans. The society works tirelessly on building the integrated personality of orphans of different ages and groups so they may grow to be productive citizens with a great quality of life.
To ensure that all their needs are taken care of, the society has divided their causes into five broad categories: financial, educational, residential, medical and social. For the holy month of Ramadan, the society will be accepting donations towards its food and clothing drives, aside from its on-going activities.
To get in touch, visit www.alsanabel-bh.org or call 33 553-535.
A BOX OF GOODNESS
This charitable initiative has positively impacted the lives of over 3000 less fortunate individuals in Bahrain over the last four years. The group only accepts donations in kind and will be collecting non-perishable food items and essentials which will be distributed to less fortunate local and expatriate families during Ramadan. Most recently, the group collected donations for first time mothers and their children to provide them with all they need.
To get in touch, contact @aboxofgoodness on Instagram.
THE INDIAN COMMUNITY RELIEF FUND (ICRF)
ICRF is a non-government, non-profit organisation established in 1999, working under the patronage of the Ambassador of India to the Kingdom of Bahrain for the general welfare of Indian workers in Bahrain. The organisation lends a helping hand to the economically weaker section of the Indian community in Bahrain, providing them with legal aid, 24/7 emergency help, community welfare services, medical assistance, counseling etc.
Icrf has conducted 98 medical camps that has benefited more than 24,000 low income Indians in Bahrain. One of the unique features of the ICRF is the Family Relief Fund, which extends financial assistance to the dependents of poor workers who have perished in Bahrain. Through this initiative they have raised much needed funds for over 150 families.
For more information, visit www.icrfbahrain.com
This charitable group reaches out to and distributes food and other items to migrant workers who are often overlooked and faces several hardships, sometimes involving access to basic necessities. In a recent conversation with Bahrain This Month, the group stated that there will be three main strands of activity to support socio-economic well-being: food, jobs and second-hand goods. The group has actively relayed job opportunities to job seekers – especially those who were presented with challenges throughout the pandemic.
To find out more about the cause, visit www.oneheartbahrain.com or check out @oneheartbahrain on Instagram.
THE MIGRANT WORKERS PROTECTION SOCIETY (MWPS)
MWPS is a registered Non-profit NGO, established in 2005, which helps expatriate workers achieve basic human rights in Bahrain in accordance with international standards. The society actively creates awareness while educating, advocating and providing basic necessities like food and clothing to these workers. In addition, they assist them through translating and facilitating their repatriation when required. The society relies on local donations from private companies and individuals to carry out this important work. Aside from funds, the society accepts donations of food, clothing, toiletries and more.
For more information, visit a or call 17 827-895.