Each year, with the beginning of Ramadhan, the Information Technology Authority (ITA) launches the annual promotional donation campaign providing an alternative option for donating which is more secure, transparent, easy to use and convenient through the Donations Portal for Charitable Organizations, (www.donate.om)) urging people to extend their white hands to those in need in the Omani community.
The annual promotional campaign, carried out by ITA, begins with the coming of Ramadhan and is activated through different media channels and its social networks accounts.
The Information Technology Authority (ITA), in line with His Majesty’s vision of harnessing technology, has developed the Donations Portal for Charitable Organizations (www.donate.om) to ease and simplify the process of donating and promote charity. The bilingual portal makes it easy for Omani citizens and residents to donate with a single click from anywhere and at their convenience without a need to visit any of the charitable organizations. The portal can be easily used by Omani Citizens / Residents who have account in Omani banks.
Up to now, the portal serves 26 charitable organizations including Dar Al Atta, Oman Association for Disabled, Environment Society of Oman, The Association of the welfare of the Handicapped, Al Noor Association for the Blind, the Association of Early Intervention for Children with Special Needs, National Association for Cancer Awareness, Oman Hereditary Blood Disorder Association, Al Rahma Charity Team, House of Funds & Zakah, Omani Association for Elderly Friends, Oman Diabetes Association, Omani Bahjah Orphan Society, Oman Charitable Organization, Al Rahma Association for Motherhood and Childhood, Ministry of endowments and Religious Affairs –Zakat Division, Al-istiqama Alkhayriayah, Ghiras Charity Team, Charity and Alms Fund and Manah Charity Team . Once accessing the portal, donators can choose to donate either by cause or by charity.
As an alternative to visiting the Portal online, donors now have the option to donate via the mobile app, which is easily downloadable from the online portal, Android’ s Play store or App store.
According to the latest statistics, more than OMR 2,912,377.62 by more than 111,721 donors has been raised through the portal since its launch, distributed to different causes and charitable organizations.
The portal also enables its users to see live statistics on last donations and transactions carried out through the portal. Besides, it lists some of the successfully completed projects which were handled by charitable organizations along with the total amount they received.
It is worth to mention that ITA, in association with the Ministry of Social Development, has developed and launched this portal on the 13th of January 2009 to help people contribute to valuable social causes more easily.