Doha : Al Asmakh Charity Foundation signed a new agreement with Al Balagh Foundation for Development and Charitable Activities of Mindanao district of Philippines for the expansion of Kotabato Islamic University. On behalf of Al Asmakh Charity Foundation, Head of executive committee and planning director Dr. Mahmoud Al Samman signed in the agreement while the Al Balagh Foundation was represented by Saad Hashim Sandatouk, chairman of the Foundation. According to the agreement, Al Asmakh will contribute 64686 USD for the expansion of the university in the framework of its support for the educational activities around the world.
It's worth to mention that the Kotabato university established in 2011, was the first Islamic university in the city and it acquires total land area of 5000 meter square.
The present campus of the Kotabato University consists of four buildings such as two story main building with 16 class rooms, a library, administration building and accommodation for 50 students. In addition to this, there is a two story mosque for male and female which can accommodate around 450 persons.
In addition to sponsoring the expansion project of the University, Al Asmakh Foundation has also adopted the operational expense of the University for the amount of 35000 USD from December 2012 – November 2013. At present, the University runs three colleges such as Sharia, Fiqh and Usuluddeen and Education colleges.
Graduation of Second Batch
Al Asmakh Foundation and Kotabato Islamic University jointly celebrated the graduation ceremony of the second batch last year, where the board member of Al Asmakh Foundation Jassim Salim Al Ansari graced the occasion.
'Adopting the educational service of Kotabato Islamic University is an achievement for Al Asmakh Foundation in the field of educational empowerment of targeted communities, because, building up of a Muslim generation among the Filipinos, who are straight in their faith, worship, principles and behaviors, is among the priority of the development plan drafted by the Foundation for its programs in East Asia' said Jassim Al Ansari speaking in the graduation ceremony.
It is worth mentioning that Al Asmakh Charity Foundation seeks to adopt humanitarian projects that contribute to human development, according to its strategy towards practicing charity work, both inside and outside Qatar, he added.