40 orphans honoured in Dubai

September 9th, 2011 - 11:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Dubai, Sep 9 (IANS/WAM) A total of 40 orphans have been honoured in Dubai for their outstanding academic performance.

Minister of Social Affairs Maryam Al Roumi honoured them as part of the ministry’s sponsorship programme for the academic year 2010-2011.

“The UAE government gives special attention to orphans. Such care is better than that given in some Arab countries. Theirs is confined to financial support only while ours is a blend of financial and social sponsorship,” the minister said.

She announced that the initiative would become a regular annual event due to the huge response it has generated.

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