The introductory session called for by the Syriac Orthodox Archdiocese of Homs, Hama, Tartous and its dependencies and the Umm Al-Zunnar Center for Relief and Development included a presentation of the services of the relief and development centers affiliated with the Archdiocese, in addition to the services of the Umm Al-Zunnar Center on its tenth anniversary, which was held in the Syriac Orthodox Club in Homs.
Bishop Mar Timothy Matta Al-Khoury, Syriac Orthodox Metropolitan of Homs, Hama, Tartous and its dependencies, pointed out in his speech to the importance of the meeting today, which coincides with the Christmas and New Year holidays, not only to honor the volunteers at the Umm Al-Zunnar Center for Relief and Development on the anniversary of its founding, but also to unify humanitarian and social work to achieve benefit for the various segments of society. , calling for the need to establish
A development program to secure job opportunities for young men and widows of women and the formation of a joint action committee to study difficulties, avoid obstacles and develop solutions, especially at the present time, reviewing the development projects of the center.
In turn, the Greek Orthodox Archbishop of Homs and its dependencies, George Abu Zakhem, pointed out in his speech to the lofty message of the Church in serving people and society, pointing to the importance of humanitarian work and what the Umm Al-Zunar Center for Relief and Development offers, and that unifying societal efforts is extremely important to include all segments of society.
Projects Director at Umm Al-Zunar Center for Relief and Development, Father Luke Awad, reviewed the most important achievements of the center since its establishment in 2012, which provides aid, subsidies, health and medical care, and training courses for various segments of society, in addition to supporting small projects and projects to restore damaged homes.
During the session, an introductory presentation was made about each of the Umm Al-Zunar Center for Relief and Development and Al-Nama Center for Prosthetics, which benefited dozens of wounded military and civilians, and the Salt Center for Development and Spiritual Counseling, which aims to enhance teamwork and the Harmony Cultural Forum project, which was launched in 2018 to embrace the talents of young people and keep pace with life. The Cultural and Engineering Office to study the rehabilitation needs of damaged homes and the project of spreading life.
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