Kuwaiti-funded student aid project in Malaysia completed

An assistance project funded by Kuwait’s International Islamic Charitable Organization (IICO) to help needy foreign students in Malaysia was accomplished, the organization said on Thursday.

The project includes paying fees for those students, and teaching and interpreting Quran, Prophet Hadith and the biography of the Prophet via three separate competitions which featured 300 male and female students.

The scheme was carried out by the International Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (IESCO) to benefit tens of students from 15 countries.

Commenting on the move, Ali al-Fudhli, head of operations at IICO, expressed pride of the organization for working and partnership with IESCO through carrying out several mega projects.

Both public and private charities have been backing education and disseminating knowledge, upon the directives of His Highness the Amir Sheikh Nawaf Al-Ahmad Al-Jaber Al-Sabah, he added.

Meanwhile, IESCO CEO Mahmoud Shaqfah said that educational institutions are facing big challenges and responsibilities at a time when Muslim and Arab countries suffer conflicts and wars that aggravate poverty rates and toughen living conditions.

Source: Kuwait News Agency