Bayt Mal Al-Quds Acharif Agency handed over a house that has been renovated to host community activities of the Al-Bustan Association for the benefit of the residents of the Silwan neighborhood, south of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque, as part of the emergency reconstruction program of run-down buildings in the neighborhood.
The building, which belongs to the descendants of the late Talal Al-Halisi, consists of a room for various activities, classrooms, and a space for psychological and social support, benefiting the residents of the municipality of Silwan, which is home to more than 70,000 people, the Agency said in a statement.
This project is part of the Agency’s activities launched under the direct supervision of HM King Mohammed VI to implement projects with a positive impact on the inhabitants of the city.
The Bayt Mal Al-Quds Acharif Agency is deploying its efforts to mobilize resources and acquire real estate in Al-Quds, with a view to restoring and preserving it, while strengthening the skills of the associative fabric in charge of receiving families and programs beneficiaries.
The Agency has acquired, so far, five properties that have been converted into schools by the Al Quds Waqf Endowments. It also built four new schools and restored ten mosques in the old city, including the Moroccan Zawiya building, located at the western wall of the blessed Al-Aqsa Mosque.