Dubai, UAE: Dar Al Ber Society (Dabs) has honoured 74 of its registered Quran memorisers for showing excellent performance in the final tests of the ‘Ber Quran Memorisation Project’.

Up to 74 out of 87 Quran memorisers, who managed to score 85 percent in the final test of the Project launched in 2010, were honoured, according to Khalid Alolama, project manager.

“The honoured students were classified into six levels; 22 came under the 1st section specified for two Quran Juza or parts against 18 in the 2nd for six parts, nine in the 3rd for 12 parts, five in the 4th for 20 parts, six in the 5th for full Quran, and 14 in the 6th for advanced students.”

Alolama said the Al Ber Project started with 150 students in 2010 and then grow up to 270 in 2017. “The project adopts daily study system whereby students sit for Quran memorisation in one of three sessions, which lasts for two hours each.”

Dar Al Ber provides competent teaching and administrative staff for the program which is totally free, including transport fees. “Admission is open for students starting from six years old.”

So far, 28 students have managed to memorise the Quran in full, including three in 2016, Alolama disclosed. “The program has so far organised over 160 diverse edutainment activities since its inception in 2010, including 31 events last year.”

The program has obtained 200 rewards in Quran memorisation contests across the country, and 10 in international awards, he elaborated. “Students of the project chipped in nine local, regional and international Quran competitions last year, and seized 28 rewards.”

The honouring ceremony, the 9th this year, saw the presence of Dr. Rashid Ahmed bin Fahd, State Minister and Chairman of Emirates Authority for Standardization and Metrology (ESMA), as well as renowned businessman Salem Al Moosa, who is one of the big supporters of the Ber program.

Also present were Khalfan Khalifa Al Mazrouie, Chairman - Dabs, Abdulqader Al Rais, Director General - Dabs, Imran Mohamed Abdullah, Head of Charity Projects – Dabs, Abdulrahman Al Abdallah, Head of Strategic Relationships with Abdu Dhabi Islamic Bank, and Khalid Alolama, Project Manager.

The representatives of Dar Al Ber strategic partners, along with Dabs senior officials and employees, dignitaries, parents, and Quran memorisers, and those concerned with charity work and Quran memorisation were also present.

The ceremony was gold-sponsored by Al Moosa Investment Group and Abu Dhabi Islamic Bank whereas the strategic partners of the project included the Islamic Affairs and Charitable Activities Department in Dubai.

The Punitive and Correctional Institution in Dubai, the Islamic Information Center of Dar Al Bar Society, Al Ittihad Private School, Al Shorouq Private School, and the School of Research Science are also strategic partners of the project.