The Sri Lankan Welfare Association (SLWA), commonly known as SAHANA among the Sri Lankan community in UAE has yet again initiated their Iftar meal distribution during the holy month of Ramadan. On request of the Community Development Authority of Dubai, SLWA has collaborated with Food ATM and with the generosity of sponsors has evoked in the Ifat meal distribution in Dubai & Abu Dhabi.
The first 2500 meal distribution was on 10th April 2022 at Sonapur, Dubai was completed with the tremendous support by the volunteers of Watani Al Emarat and SLWA. The Abu Dhabi Volunteers distributed 1600 Iftar meal at Musaffah on 15th April 2022. The positive outcome of this noble cause enabled us to distribute a total number of 9600 iftar meals during the month of Ramadan with the unwavering support from the generous sponsors, volunteers and many Youth club members of SLWA- SAHANA. Another important of this project which enabled us to distribute a higher volume of meals is mainly due to the support from Food ATM – UAE for providing meals at very economical value of AED3 per meal. Our media partner Laknadha Radio was instrumental in covering Ramadan project during the month.
In 2021, SLWA- SAHANA distributed 4300 Iftar meals and 117 dry rations packs. We are sincerely grateful to all the dedicated volunteers and generous sponsors for supporting us in this noble cause in 2022 as well.