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Awqaf Ministry opens new technological channel for giving

By Maria Weldali - Nov 07,2019 - Last updated at Nov 07,2019

AMMAN — The Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs will launch its e-payment services for donation through “eFAWATEERcom” next week, offering a new platform for giving.

“This method enables the donor to have more trust, and further increases the credibility and effectiveness of charitable contributions,” spokesperson at the Ministry of Awqaf and Islamic Affairs Hussam Hyari told The Jordan Times on Thursday.

The ministry’s digital transformation plan started in the Hajj season of this year through the adoption of technology that enabled the ministry to track pilgrimage vehicles so that it could give assistance at any time, reach out to pilgrims through media platforms and ensure the safe arrival and departure of Hajj visitors, Hyari said.

Under an agreement signed between the ministry and “eFAWATEERcom”, e-donations will be directed towards the ministry’s Zakat fund, mosques across the Kingdom, charity iftars, the needs of orphaned and underprivileged children and development projects that help needy families earn a living, the spokesperson added.

“E-donations will not require any additional fees, and donors will be able to help without needing to fill out forms, which makes the process smooth and simple,” Hyari noted.

Through eFAWATEERcom, which is owned by the Central Bank of Jordan, donors and contributors will be able to donate at any time and have immediate access to services, which will increase the efficiency of donations and provide quick and safe transactions, thus “boosting the likelihood of receiving more contributions”, Hyari added.

“We will not close the doors on the many ways to donate, but keeping up with the progress of technology has become essential,” Hyari noted.

The spokesperson also noted that the ministry will announce further new systems in the upcoming period.

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