The desecration of heritage and heritage sites has been on-going for centuries especially now in present times, as a result of warfare and targeting by extremist ideologies all over the Middle East. Alridha Foundation aims to raise awareness, through varying methods, of the impending threat to sensitive heritage sites across the Middle East. As there is a huge lack of awareness and understanding many heritage sites are destroyed by its own local communities as they develop economically. Further support in heritage preservation by the Foundation includes:

  • Manuscript preservation and cataloguing
  • Supporting institutions and organisation in the Middle East who work in this field
  • Development and support of local libraries