DUBAI, 23rd March, 2023 (WAM) – Azizi Developments announced its contribution of AED 50 million towards the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign, launched by His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum, Vice President and Prime Minister of the UAE and Ruler of Dubai, with the aim of establishing the largest endowment fund for sustainable food provision during the month of Ramadan.
Organised by Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum Global Initiatives, the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign aims to create sustainable solutions and implement effective programs to fight hunger and effectively support underprivileged populations.
Azizi Developments pledged to contribute AED 50 million over the next 5 years, to be utilized in supplying food support and helping achieve food security in the world’s underprivileged countries.
Mirwais Azizi, Founder and Chairman of Azizi Developments, said: “It is an honor to contribute to the “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign, which is another of His Highness Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum’s charity initiatives that allow individuals and institutions alike to join the effort to help those in need.
“As part of our contribution of AED 50 million over a period of five years towards the campaign, Azizi Developments commits to paying AED 10 million every year, to help fight hunger around the world. This move is in line with our strong commitment to humanitarian efforts in the UAE, and to our social responsibilities,” he added.
The “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign is an extension of a series of food provision campaigns launched by HH Sheikh Mohammed bin Rashid Al Maktoum in previous year, starting with the “10 Million Meals” campaign, followed by “100 Million Meals” campaign and later “One Billion Meals” campaign in Ramadan 2022.
The “1 Billion Meals Endowment” campaign offers individuals, businesses, businessmen and influential philanthropists new ways to donate and make a difference, further promoting a culture of endowment as a traditionally rooted tool of development, and an investment for the future.