Saudi foundation to start schools in Philippines


Representatives of the Kingdom-based Usman bin Affan Foundation for Development Relief, Dawah and the education sector recently visited the Sulu province in southern Philippines, where they offered to start schools for children belonging to the underprivileged sections of society.

According to the foundation, the philanthropic group on the trip was led by Fahad Saud Al-Mousa, Ayesh Alharthi Nawar and Almjuaid Abdullah. The visiting team met Sulu Governor Tooth Tan, and they mutually agreed to work for toward social welfare.

“The Sulu governor thanked the foundation for the school projects and pledged to support the same,” the the visiting team.

They also interacted with local religious leaders, headed by Sulu Mufti Jul Asiri Abirin, and other provincial officials in the regional capital of Patikul.

They held detailed discussions about the school projects and finally consented for an Islamic institution that would benefit many Muslims there.

The visiting team included school teachers, businessman and engineers, who offered to provide school buildings and teachers for Islamic education in the province.

Moreover, the group also visited other towns like Indanan and Maimbung, where the school projects would be launched.