Educate an orphan child with a Dates4Orphans boxAdvertisement
We received this beautifully designed box of dates from an online initiative called The Date Project that helps support SKT Welfare, a UK registered charity dedicated to the delivery of humanitarian aid and socioeconomic solutions.
This project helps raise funds by selling the finest Medjool dates – ethically sourced, hand-selected and carefully packed by a community of employed Syrian refugees from the Jordan Valley inside Jordan.
The attractively embossed tin container, full of deliciously sweet and chewy Medjool dates, is part of the The Date Project’s latest Ramadan drive called Dates4Orphans.
As stated on the tin: “Buying these dates = education & opportunity for an orphaned child,” purchasing this 1.2kg box for just £10 will help provide an ophaned child the vital opportunity of acquiring an education.
More importantly, given that The Date Project is following SKT Welfare‘s unique 100% donation policy, and one which sets it apart from many other international NGO’s, every penny we donate is used to help relieve the suffering of the world’s poor and disenfranchised communities irrespective of race, political affiliation, gender or belief.
One example of SKT Welfare’s international work involved the ‘Springs of Hope’ campaign: a family centre built in 2015 where up to 250 Syrian orphans and widowed mothers with children are being provided with safe housing, food, education and counselling services.
The donation you give, therefore, will go towards such projects that work towards helping to reintroduce children back into a stable and safe environment that includes a regular school day.
And with 2.8 million displaced children due to the conflict within Syria, many without any means of survival other than foreign aid, now is the time, particularly during this blessed month of Ramadan, to support the Dates4Orphans initiative.
Since its establishment in 2015 by “a few inspirational SKT Welfare volunteers”, The Date Project’s simple idea of selling a box of medjoul dates for £10 during Ramadan has raised funds for the Al-Huda Bakery in Syria, with each box providing fifty loaves of bread for a Syrian family.
For Ramadan 2017, Palestine was the focus with a beautifully designed box in Palestinian colours being sold nationwide as the perfect gift.
This project was aimed at helping support SKT Welfare’s water desalination plant in Palestine, with each box of dates sold enabling a Palestinian family to receive 500 litres of water.
In that year, The Date Project was able to provide 3 million loaves of bread in Syria as well as 22.5 million litres of fresh drinking water in Palestine.
So what are you waiting for? How many family and friends wouldn’t want to know that a box of dates gifted to them will be going entirely towards the noble cause of helping to educate an orphan child.
You can purchase a Dates4Orphans box from The Date Project’s website at thedateproject.org.